Ligue 1 - Chelsea and PSG agree terms over £50m Luiz deal

Paris St-Germain have agreed terms with Chelsea to sign Brazilian defender David Luiz, subject to a medical and personal terms.

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Ligue 1 - Chelsea and PSG agree terms over £50m Luiz deal
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The transfer fee is reported to be £50 million – a deal that would smash the world record transfer for a defender.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read: "Chelsea Football Club and Paris Saint Germain have agreed terms for the transfer of David Luiz to the French club.

"The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination."

The 27-year-old joined Chelsea from Benfica in January 2011 and was reportedly attracting interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but now PSG appear to have won the race for his signature.

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

Luiz, who played against PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals for Chelsea, has two years remaining on the deal signed when he moved to Stamford Bridge and his sale represents a healthy profit.

The funds would be used to reinvest in the squad, with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa reportedly the number one target.

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