Benfica slap price tag on Luiz

16 August 2010 12:25
David Luiz will not leave Benfica for anything less than €40million (£32.3million), according to club president Luis Filipe Vieira.

Recent reports have suggested Chelsea are interested in the Brazilian in light of centre-back Ricardo Carvalho's transfer to Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old is highly-rated at Benfica, and Manchester City were linked with a bid earlier this summer.

In the wake of the Chelsea rumours, Vieira said: "We would only begin talks over an offer of about €40million.

"It would be impossible to consider any offer less than that because it would be bad business for us.

"I want David Luiz to stay at the club for this season."

Source: Team_Talk