Chelsea Complete £26m Signing of Benfica Centre Back David Luiz?

Brazilian international heading for Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea hope to finalise the £26million transfer of David Luiz over the next 24 hours after Benfica officials flew to London for talks.
The Blues are looking to include Paulo Ferreira as part of the deal. They have earmarked Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott and Wolfsburg’s Simon Kjaer as alternatives should the move fail.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Given that the agent of Wolfsburg defender Simon Kjaer has stated that his client has not been approached by the Premier League champions and that the idea of Chelsea approaching Joleon Lescott makes little or no sense, a move for Benfica defender David Luiz appears to be a distinct possibility and depending on who you speak to you will hear some suggest that Brazilian international is a solid performer or a ludicrously overly hyped player who’s valuation is heavily inflated by his Portuguese employers.

The 23 year old centre back with the big hair has been at Benfica since 2007 and according to Wikipedia the deal has been struck, see below.

Clearly Wikipedia is well known for having its pages doctored but the general consensus is that a deal has pretty much been agreed between both parties and Carlo Ancelotti is set to add more strength in depth to his back line, an area he has realised is more than a little threadbare at present.

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