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Back on Saturday, Arsenal defender David Luiz was interviewed by Portuguese newspaper Record, and reiterated his wish to return to Benfica in the future.
The 33-year-old couldn’t set a date for his comeback to Lisbon, but confirmed he’s spoken to their president about the chance of playing for the club again.
However, according to Record, Benfica have made no moves for the signing of the Brazilian so far.
The newspaper claims that there have been no contacts with his agent Giuliano Bertolucci and the Eagles don’t plan to do it so soon.
The reason is that Benfica know David Luiz makes €7m net per season at Arsenal. That amount is said to be way above the salary cap at Benfica.
The Eagles also know that the defender is getting many offers which they can’t match. That’s why there’s still a ‘big distance’ for them to fulfil the dream of having him back at Estádio da Luz.