Benfica slap price tag on Luiz
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."
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