Blues edge towards Luiz deal

Benfica to accept €30million offer

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Blues edge towards Luiz deal

Luiz: Set for move

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Chelsea are on the verge of finalising a deal for David Luiz after Benfica reportedly accepted an offer.

The Portuguese club's Administrative Council met late on Monday and accepted one of Chelsea's proposals.

They have opted to take €25million (£21.5million) plus one of Chelsea's young players valued at €5million, taking the overall deal to €30million.

It is reported that Benfica will take one of Slobodan Rajkovic, Nemanja Matic, Patrick van Aanholt or Fabio Borini.

A breakdown of the deal will see Benfica take €18.75million, while their investment fund Benfica Stars will recoup €6.25million.

Luiz's former clubs Vitoria Bahia (€560,000) and Sao Paulo (€187,000) will also get smaller pay-outs from their own clauses.

It is reported that Luiz will fly to London on Tuesday for his medical and Chelsea have already applied for his work-permit.

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Adedayo Adetoro (Chelsea fan) says...

David luiz would be a great signing.But i think the midfield is also of paramount important.Adetoro adedayo,Lagos,Nigeria

Posted 16:09 25th January 2011

Adrian Bliss (Chelsea fan) says...

Luiz should be a great buy if it comes off (becoming a bit cynical, until its official I wont believe it) However something is wrong here. Chelsea are buying one player in Luiz but letting Kakuta, Van Aanholt off on loan to Leicester and Fulham, and potentially another youth player (Possibly Bruma) go to Benfica as part of this deal. Our squad is threadbare already! No Logic in that whatsoever.

Posted 15:49 25th January 2011

Kheir Mahmoud (Chelsea fan) says...

we need a young stricker like borini .y u want let them dont sell any 1

Posted 15:32 25th January 2011

Sholeszy Dino (Chelsea fan) says...

nice deal even though d asking price is just 2 outragous but we mustn't let go of van aanolt, bruma and matic because they ve got future at chelsea. I will suggest we give them either fereirra or borini.

Posted 15:18 25th January 2011

Felix Chyke (Chelsea fan) says...

bravo 4 chelsea of buying luiz.but what are they doing about our forwarders. I think fernando llorente wil be a good purchase

Posted 15:08 25th January 2011

Arron Jonson (Chelsea fan) says...

Van Aanholt will not be going as part of this deal i guarantee you. hes heading out on loan to Leicester City for the remainder of the season so he can get some first team action under his belt. take ya pick outta the others, but no chance van aanholt will go.

Posted 14:54 25th January 2011

Net Lampard (Chelsea fan) says...

Chelsea need saurez too.. Roman Abrahimvic should invest more if he want chelsea to be European champion

Posted 14:51 25th January 2011

Hasnain Fareed (Chelsea fan) says...

Solomon Asante No way Ashley cole will never leave Chelsea

Posted 14:25 25th January 2011

John Mcormack (Chelsea fan) says...

I guess all we need now is another 20 goal per season striker. WithAguero going to real, who else is out there? Maybe we should have got Bent or Dzeko!

Posted 14:05 25th January 2011

So Smooth (Chelsea fan) says...

A big tnx 2 king carlo 4 dis fantastic playa. Maximum 2 u carletto! 4eva BLUES...

Posted 13:38 25th January 2011

Ifeanyi Maduagwu (Chelsea fan) says...

It is a gud deal but they shud take Raj

Posted 13:29 25th January 2011

Samelo Ernest (Chelsea fan) says...

we need and can't wait to see you boy so that you can pair John Terry .

Posted 13:16 25th January 2011

Rob Cooper (Chelsea fan) says...

Do not let Patrick Van Aaholt leave, unless on the loan. This kid is quality and the future replacement for Ashley Cole. Fair enough Luiz will be a good signing, but if we let go of Patrick, we would not have got a fair deal.

Posted 12:23 25th January 2011

Chelsea Phan (Chelsea fan) says...

I say give them Fabio Borini he's got no future at Chelsea I am afraid. Don't let Van Aanholt go he's Cole's back up and he's gonna be the next cole.

Posted 11:54 25th January 2011

Aaron Lamb (Chelsea fan) says...

come on luiz we need u

Posted 11:48 25th January 2011

Chief Charles (Chelsea fan) says...

Chelsea should not use any young player,instead they should use Ferreire,bcos the young players developing seriously,and it's not easy to buy a good young player without huge amount of money.

Posted 11:08 25th January 2011

Joel Dalby (Newcastle United fan) says...

look at his hair....fake colocini! haha

Posted 11:06 25th January 2011

Olawale Adedayo (Chelsea fan) says...

Carlo must go 4 luiz

Posted 10:54 25th January 2011

Frank Clinton (Chelsea fan) says...

Chelsea signing david luiz is a very big progess but the need to work toword the the ataking midfilder.from frank

Posted 10:37 25th January 2011

Valentine Okafor (Chelsea fan) says...

He is a good buy and he is going to help our season.

Posted 10:34 25th January 2011

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