Love him or loath him, you can’t say David Luiz didn’t entertain. His mock understanding of Frank Lampard in one of his first interviews endeared, as did his skill on the pitch.

However Chelsea fans shouldn’t be too sad. The fee that could be as much as £50m is a serious boon in the Financial FairPlay era. Here we consider SIX player that could replace David Luiz at Chelsea.

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Mehdi Benatia