Stan Collymore has turned his nose up at the reported sums of money being bandied around the media regarding the price Chelsea will receive when the anticipated sale of David Luiz to Paris Saint Germain has been confirmed.
BBC Sport claimed discussions were at an "advanced" stage with a £40m having been agreed, however, other media outlets expect the price-tag to have been negotiated higher, benefitting Chelsea by an extra £10m.
The player, who only has a transfermarkt.co.uk valuation of £22.88m, made 34 first-team appearances under Jose Mourinho this term, 19 of which were in the Premier League.
However, most were in central midfield, rather than in the player's preferred position in the heart of defence - a role where he was third choice, due to the exceptional partnership forged by skipper John Terry and right hand man Gary Cahill.
Collymore implies that Luiz is the antithesis of Terry, labelling him "the world's softest central defender/defensive midfielder."
It had previously been reported that any revenue from the Luiz sale would go toward a big signing, with an article here listing three players rumoured to be targeted by Mourinho and Chelsea.
£50m for David Luiz. The world's softest central defender/defensive midfielder. Somewhere, Micky Droy is peeing his pants laughing.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 23, 2014