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Brazil's David Luiz. Picture: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Brazil's David Luiz. Picture: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Brazil's David Luiz. Picture: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Chelsea defender David Luiz requires surgery after suffering a broken nose playing for Brazil.

The 26-year-old incurred the injury in a collision with team-mate Thiago Silva during Wednesday's Confederations Cup defeat of Mexico.

Luiz, who struggled to stem the flow of blood following the blow, will go under the knife following the tournament.

QPR have begun their summer clearout by releasing striker Jay Bothroyd. The 31-year-old had 12 months remaining on his three-year contract but Rangers have taken up an option to release him after two.

Bothroyd moved to Loftus Road in 2011 on a free transfer from Cardiff but failed to impress, scoring just three goals in 25 appearances.

Rangers are desperate to trim their squad following relegation to the Championship.

He has been linked with Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas. A club statement read: "We would like to thank Jay for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future."

ASTON VILLA have signed 22-year-old Spanish left-back Antonio Luna from Sevilla on a three-year deal.


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