Chelsea pushing ahead with £22m David Luiz bid
Published 23:00 17/01/11 By Martin Lipton
Chelsea are increasingly confident of landing prime transfer target David Luiz from Benfica.
The Stamford Bridge outfit have already had a straight cash bid of £16.5million for the Brazilian rejected by the Portuguese club and a revised and improved offer which saw Paulo Ferreira added to the mix in part exchange.
That was also turned down but with Benfica having signed Luiz’ replacement already having landed fellow countryman Jardel on a five-and-a-half year deal, Chelsea believe it is a question of time.
Chelsea will table a third bid, perhaps as high as £22million, by the end of this week and expect to complete the signing well before the window shuts on January 31.