Luiz happy at Benfica

Defender taking little notice of links to the Premier League

Luiz: Happy at Benfica

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David Luiz has stressed he has no plans to quit Benfica after the defender was again linked with a big-money move to the Premier League.

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The centre-half's impressive form for Benfica has prompted interest from across Europe, with Chelsea and Manchester City both rumoured to want the Brazilian.

The 23-year-old is under contract until 2015 and is ignoring speculation that he could leave the Portuguese giants in January.

Luiz insists money is not a motivating factor in his career and he has no intention of forcing a move to the Premier League.


"If it was only a question of money, I would not be at Benfica as I am now," Luiz told the Portuguese press.

"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.

"My future is in the hands of God. Now, I would ignore the chance to leave in January, next summer or in 2015.

"I am a professional and my mission is to work every day to increase my standing in football. The rumours from England? It does not depend on me."