Chelsea defender David Luiz could land a deal at Portuguese side Benfica if the Blues follow through their policy of not awarding long-term contracts to players over 30-years old.
The Blues long-standing policy of not handing contracts worth over one year to their stars 30-years old and above may affect a few more players in the current squad. Already the Blues have allowed Cesc Fabregas to agree to terms with Benfica due to the same issue. The likes of Gary Cahill and Olivier Giroud also await a similar fate.
Luiz, although convincing as one of the regular starters in central defense under Maurizio Sarri could be forced to leave the club if he does prefer more than the short-term deal Chelsea are most likely to offer. And now the Mirror says Benfica will jump in for him next summer if that is the case.
However, Luiz’s compatriot Willian has urged the Blues to tie the in-form defender down to a new deal, via the Daily Mail.
He played for the Portuguese giants before signing for Chelsea in January 2011 and now the Águias want him to make a return to the club.