Not great news via the usually reliable Dan Levene's twitter this morning:
Negotiations with Benfica over David Luiz have ended, and the player is not coming.
Without Luiz, Chelsea will presumably be focused on the continued battle with Liverpool to sign Fernando Torres, although there might be wiggle room to go after a different defender now. I'm not seeing much chance, though. This is desperately disappointing after weeks of rumours that this deal was close at hand, although many quite rightly questioned whether spending such a large sum of money on a 23 year old centre back was wise. We're in wait and see mode over what Monday brings now, I guess.