Chelsea: David Luiz Set to Return to Stamford Bridge from PSG

تم نشره في Tue 30 August / Aug 2016. 11:00 PM
  • David Luiz helped Paris St-Germain win two Ligue 1 titles after joining in 2014

Chelsea have agreed terms with Paris St-Germain for defender David Luiz's return to Stamford Bridge for a fee of around GBP34 million.

Luiz, 29, travelled to London for a medical as the Blues confirmed the signing of left-back Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina for a reported GBP23 million.

Chelsea tweeted that they had reached agreement with PSG to re-sign Luiz two years after he left for Paris.

The deal is subject to Luiz agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Luiz joined French champions PSG on a five-year deal after appearing for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.

PSG are reported to have paid GBP40 million for him two years ago - GBP6 million more than Chelsea have bid to re-sign him.

Luiz joined the Blues from Benfica for GBP21.3 million in January 2011 and made 143 appearances for the club.

He had three years left on the five-year contract he signed in September 2012 when he joined Ligue 1 club.

Meanwhile, Alonso moves to the Premier League for the third time in his career.

The uncapped Spaniard, 25, played for Bolton 46 times from 2010 to 2013 before moving to Fiorentina and had a four-month loan spell at Sunderland in 2014.

"It's time for me to win some titles. It's a step up in my career," Alonso said on Chelsea's website.

Cesar Azpilicueta is the first-choice left-back at Chelsea, who have loaned Baba Rahman to Schalke this summer.

"My family and close friends know Chelsea is the club I have dreamed about playing for," Alonso added.

"I'm really excited about the challenge and I'm looking forward to working with my new team-mates."

Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, 28, has rejoined Juventus on a three-year loan deal.

(BBC)

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