Benfica Name Their Price For Chelsea And Man Utd Target David Luiz

Chris Wright

16th, April 2010


By Chris Wright

He’s in there somewhere!

After months of enquiries flooding in from most of Europe’s major clubs, Benfica have finally named their asking price for highly-rated defender David Luiz.

The Portuguese side have told all interested parties that they will need to stump up £25 million to prise the 6’1″ centre-back from the Estadio da Luz.

Luiz has seen his value inflated by Benfica as they seek a bumper fee to cash in on the flock of high-profile suitors including Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan amongst others.

The 22-year-old Brazilian has struck up an impressive defensive partnership with his compatriot Luisao in the Portuguese Liga this season, and is widely expected to earn his first full international caps at this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.