Previous
Brisbane Roar
Melbourne Victory
1
0
LIVE 65'
Game Details
Bulgaria
Netherlands
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Portugal
Hungary
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Luxembourg
France
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Belgium
Greece
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
New England Revolution
Minnesota United FC
6:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Sweden
Belarus
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Switzerland
Latvia
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Andorra
Faroe Islands
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gibraltar
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Sweden
Belarus
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Cyprus
Estonia
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Real Salt Lake
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Columbus Crew SC
Portland Timbers
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Benfica confirm Luiz offer

Benfica have confirmed that they have received an offer from Premier League champions Chelsea for Brazil defender David Luiz.

• Luiz deal on verge of collapse
• Increased Luiz offer, no Kjaer deal

"A negotiation process is currently ongoing and the market will be informed when it is completed," Benfica said in a statement.

The deal appeared to have stalled earlier this week with the Portuguese club demanding £25 million for Luiz and Chelsea only willing to offer £21.5 million, plus one of the club's young players.

The deal is not yet done, with Benfica holding out for the full amount for a player they have under contract until 2015 and who is one of the most promising defenders in Europe.

Chelsea booked a work permit application for the 23-year-old for Wednesday in anticipation of completing the drawn out deal but Benfica then played Luiz for 90 minutes in a cup match with Rio Ave on Wednesday evening to send the a clear message to the Blues.

Following the Portuguese cup match Benfica manager Jorge Jesus fired another warning shot by claiming there are rival suitors showing an interest in signing the highly-rated defender.

"There are several clubs interested, but still nothing on the table," Jesus said. "He played normally without taking risks and played a great game."

However, Benfica's official statement seems to confirm the Chelsea are in pole position to sign Luiz, who was a key member of the side that clinched the Portuguese Premier League title last season.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.