Luiz has no plans to leave Benfica

Chelsea and Manchester City, inevitably, have been among the club’s linked with a move for the Portuguese defender who has performed impressively for Benfica in recent years. But the player insists that money is not a motivating factor in his decision to remain with the Portuguese champions.

“If it was only a question of money, I would not be at Benfica as I am now. I have decided to stay and I did not want to leave at the end of last season. I am happy at Benfica and I remember that my deal finishes in June 2015.