Chelsea have officially had a bid for Benfica star David Luiz turned down, who is also a target for Roberto Mancini. Cheslea had lodged a bid in the region of £17 million but had it rejected, with Benfica pointing to the higher price of £43 million, his release clause. Benfica would probably let the Brazilian go with a deal around £26 million. It seems that Ancelotti is keen to add to his defence this upcoming January with his defensive casualties and a move for David Luiz would be money well spent. Luiz is a versatile defender, as he can play centre back and left back.
Luiz has also attracted interest from Manchester City, but in fairness, who hasn’t? The Mancunian club have been linked with everyone from A-Z in the world of football over the last year but have finally taken the first step in signing Wolfsburg striker, making the progression into talking possible deals with his agent.
Luiz boasts a decent tally of 70 caps for the Portuguese outfit, and has been strongly linked to the Premier League since last summer.