Have Chelsea Failed In Bid To Sign David Luiz From Benfica?

Mixed reports on Stamford Bridge transfer activity.

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Have Chelsea’s negotiations for Benfica defender David Luiz come to a premature end?

Portuguese newspaper Record is certainly reporting that the two teams have been unable to agree a fee for the Brazilian defender.

Benfica have set a €25m price tag on Luiz’s head, which Chelsea have been reluctant to meet for the 23 year-old, and have tried to offer players such as Nemanja Matic.

However, as Record were the source of all the stories that said the deal had been completed earlier in the week, it is difficult to know what to believe at present.

In addition, it seems unlikely that the clubs would break off negotiations with days of the January transfer window remaining – unless they had an alternate target of course.

Watch this space.

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