Chelsea news – Luiz wants Neymar signing, Benayoun fitness gamble, Fabio backs Lamps to shine through

Luiz wants Neymar signing.

Brazilian defender, David Luiz, who the Stamford Bridge faithful have dubbed “Sideshow Bob”, has given a call out to Santos star Neymar to consider Chelsea as an option in the future.

Neymar has been linked with big clubs all over Europe, with Real Madrid and Barcelona believed to be his most likely destination. And Chelsea, who were also interested in signing the youngster seem to have lost interest in meeting his high valuation. But Luiz hopes both club and player have a change in heart.

“I would definitely like Neymar in my team, but it is up to him to decide where he wants to play,” David said in the London Evening Standard. “I hope he signs for Chelsea. Neymar’s getting to know London and he likes it very much. I love it here, too.”

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Benayoun fitness gamble.

The Metro reports that Arsenal have taken a gamble in signing Chelsea playmaker, Yossi Benayoun on a season-long loan. The Israeli international completed a deal without undergoing a medical at the club, it has emerged.

Benayoun completed the deal so close to the 11pm cut-off on deadline day, that the scheduled medical was overlooked, in order to bring the former Liverpool man to the Emirates. However, a detailed discussion is believed to have taken place between the Gunners and Blues respective medical departments.

Another positive for Arsenal is that Yossi came through a full 90 minutes for Israel, without facing any problems.

Fabio backs Lamps to shine.

England manager Fabio Capello has quashed suggestions that Frank Lampard’s international career may be near an end, following the rise of younger talent in the England squad.

Frank was dropped to the bench in England’s 3-0 win over Bulgaria last Friday. And it was the first time in four years the Chelsea No. 8 was not selected despite being available. However the snub is not a sign of things to come according to reports from Sky Sports.

“Frank Lampard is a really important player. I don’t know if he’ll play tomorrow. He’s one of the important players and one of the leaders in this squad,” said Capello.

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