Chelsea's £21m David Luiz deal hits a hitch
Published 23:00 24/01/11 By Darren Lewis
Chelsea's £21.5million move for Benfica defender David Luiz is under threat because the two clubs still cannot agree a fee for the player.
Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is desperate to land the 23-year-old centre-back and had been confident of signing him in a cash-plus-player deal.
Talks have stalled, however, because Benfica want £21.5m plus either youngster Jeffrey Bruma or Patrick van Aanholt.
Chelsea say that the Portuguese club can have one of the two players but only on loan, NOT on a permanent basis.
Luiz, who has made 126 appearances in five seasons at the Stadio De Luz, was left out of the Benfica side that beat Nacional 4-2 on Saturday night.