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Chelsea and PSG agree terms for Luiz

ESPN staff
May 23, 2014
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Chelsea have confirmed they have agreed a deal that will see David Luiz move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Both clubs revealed on their respective official websites that the deal, which is expected to be worth in the region of £50 million, is subject to Luiz agreeing personal terms with the Ligue 1 champions and passing a medical.

Luiz, 27, who is currently in Brazil ahead of the World Cup, would become the most expensive defender in history.

PSG added on their website: "In accordance with the player's wish to prepare for and play in the World Cup in his home country in the best possible conditions, both clubs and David Luiz wished to reach an agreement as soon as possible."

Luiz, for his part, had welcomed the speculation he could be set for a move across the Channel.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich were reportedly also pursuing the player, who has spent three-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge, making 143 appearances.

Last season, Luiz was primarily used in defensive midfield by Jose Mourinho after being unable to break up the central defensive partnership of John Terry and Gary Cahill.

His departure means Tomas Kalas will be given further first-team opportunities next season while Kurt Zouma, signed from St Etienne in January and immediately loaned back to the French side, will also link up with his new side.

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