After Monday, which seemed Chelsea had captured the signing of David Luiz from Benfica, it’s now been reported that Chelsea are back to square one following a disagreement on a fee for the Brazilian.
Chelsea had reportedly been on the verge of signing Luiz last Saturday after he was left out of the Benfica match squad but any move to happen in the near future was ruled out as Luiz returned to the Benfica squad tonight to face Rio Ave.
Ancelotti has been in the market for a central defender and Luiz was understandably excited at the prospect of playing for the English outfit but a misinterpretation between the clubs has left Chelsea dazed and confused.
Manchester City were also reported to have shown interest in the versatile defender and it was a case of who would make the first move between the two English clubs.
Last Saturday it was reported by various newspapers that Chelsea and Benfica had agreed a fee of £25M for the Brazilian and were reportedly beginning to negotiate contract talks as Luiz’s agent, Guiliano Bertolucci, had touched down in London on Friday night. He met with the Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Ron Gourlay for a lengthy chat and that sparked speculation that Luiz was set to move to Stamford Bridge however, that proved not to be, with the news breaking today that nobody had agreed a fee.