Ligue 1 - PSG confirm Luiz signing from Chelsea

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Brazil defender David Luiz from Chelsea on a five-year deal.

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Ligue 1 - PSG confirm Luiz signing from Chelsea
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The clubs reached an agreement in May over the transfer but it took a further three weeks for personal terms to be agreed.

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"Right from the very first contact I had with Paris St Germain I was very happy," the player told the club's website.

"It's a big club with a great history. It's a new step in my life and I'm impatient to play for Paris and show what I can do."

The 27-year-old arrived at Chelsea from Benfica in January 2011, but struggled to command a regular position in the centre of defence.

Ex-Blues interim boss Rafa Benitez accommodated him successfully in the holding midfield role, before Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge pushed Luiz back to the fringes.

Luiz joins an expensively-assembled squad at the Parc des Princes that includes Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazilian team mate Lucas Moura.

Thiago Silva and Luiz were central defensive partners when the host nation kicked off the World Cup on Thursday with a 3-1 victory over Croatia.

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