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Paris set to lure Luiz from Chelsea

Published: Friday 23 May 2014, 23.50CET
Paris Saint-Germain have announced that they have agreed terms with Chelsea FC and David Luiz for the transfer of the Brazil defender to the Ligue 1 champions.
Paris set to lure Luiz from Chelsea
David Luiz will join Brazil team-mate Thiago Silva in the French capital ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 23 May 2014, 23.50CET

Paris set to lure Luiz from Chelsea

Paris Saint-Germain have announced that they have agreed terms with Chelsea FC and David Luiz for the transfer of the Brazil defender to the Ligue 1 champions.

Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a fee reported to be nearly €50m for the sale of David Luiz to the Ligue 1 champions.

Luiz, 27, a UEFA Champions League winner with the Blues in 2012, has also agreed personal terms with Paris according to the French club. He is set to follow in the footsteps of  Brazilian international team-mate Alex, who left Stamford Bridge for the French capital in 2012. Brazil captain Thiago Silva also plays for Laurent Blanc's charges.

"Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea FC and David Luiz would like to confirm they have reached an agreement regarding the future transfer of the Brazilian international defender, which will go through when the transfer window opens," read a Paris statement.

"To fulfill the wish of the player to perform at his best at his upcoming home World Cup, the clubs and the player wanted to agree terms as soon as possible." Luiz was part of the Chelsea side that eliminated Paris from this season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Last updated: 19/06/14 10.11CET

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