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Benfica firming as favourites to land ex-Arsenal defender David Luiz

Benfica are firming as favourites to land David Luiz.

A free agent after his release from Arsenal, Luiz has been in talks with Flamengo.

However, Globo Esporte says the Brazilian is ready to return to former club Benfica - should they clinch qualification to the Champions League group phase.

Like with Fla, Luiz is also in talks with Benfica and favours a return to Portugal.

Driving the deal is Benfica coach Jorge Jesus, who will be backed to sign the 34 year-old should they navigate their Champions League qualifiers.

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