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Manchester United told to pay 25m for Benfica ace David Luiz

16 Apr 2010 01:08:25

Manchester United told to pay 25m for Benfica ace David Luiz

Greek chic: Midfielder Sotiris Ninis Manchester United are monitoring £9m-rated Greek Sotiris Ninis. The 20-year-old midfielder has excelled at Panathinaikos this season, helping his side to win the Greek League. Meanwhile, Benfica are holding out for £25million for another United target, David Luiz. The English giants, along with Chelsea, have both scouted the 6ft 1in centre back, who can also play at left back. But with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan also on the 22-year-old's trail, Benfica are seeking a bumper fee. Luizhas yet to break into the Brazil side, but was a regular for the Under20s and has formed an impressive partnership in Portugal with hiscompatriot Luisao. United have tracked him after another season in which Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic missed games because of injuries. Heads up: Benfica have warned potential suitors for Luiz that they want £25m Chelsea have taken progress reports since the summer, when sporting director Frank Arnesen checked him out along with other Benfica stars Angel di Maria and Fabio Coentrao. The mean Benfica defence has conceded just 14 goals in 26 league games this season.  Chelsea on standby as Ribery admits he will decide Bayern fate in 10 daysManchester United prepared to pay £15m to land Lyon stopper LlorisMANCHESTER UNITED FC


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