Chelsea capture Luiz

The move was one of the most protracted of the transfer window, with Benfica claiming that talks had broken down on two ocassions, but the deal was finally confirmed last night in time for the end of the transfer window.

Chief executive Ron Gourlay said: “David Luiz is one of the great defensive prospects in world football, and already a Brazilian international. I am sure he will prove a valuable addition to the Chelsea squad.”