Stamford Bridge side clinch another big name signing.
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Chelsea are on the brink of landing another huge transfer deadline day signing with the capture of Benfica defender David Luiz for a fee of £25million plus midfielder Nemanja Matic.
The Blues’ protracted move for Luiz had looked to have collapsed last week after a month of talks between the two sides.
But Roman Abramovich’s incredible spending splurge shows no sign of halting with the British transfer record-breaking £50m signing of Fernando Torres also imminent before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
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Reports Chelsea have agreed a deal with Benfica for David Luiz. £21million – £17/£18m up front.
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Carlo Ancelotti has been looking to bring in a new defender to help boost his back line options and he has now finally got his man. The West London side have been trailing 23 year old Brazilian international David Luiz for some time now and the completion of the deal will help resolve the issue of something of a threadbare defence at Stamford Bridge, something that became more apparent when Ricardo Carvalho was offloaded to Real Madrid and Alex got injured.
The powerfully built Benfica defender was pivotal in his sides domestic championship success of last season but has been unable to help the Lisbon side build on the success in what has been a pretty average season for the Estádio da Luz side.
Chelsea have been flexing their financial clout today as they look likely to also complete the big money signing of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.