David Luiz close to joining PSG in record £50m deal

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David Luiz is edging closer completing a move from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain in the next two days, reports suggest.

This is according to The Daily Mail, who claim that while the exact details and terms of the transfer are yet to have been agreed between the two clubs, the deal could eventually be worth a whopping £50 million.

If indeed PSG were to pay such a price, that would instantly make Luiz the most expensive defender in the history of British football.

Rumours concerning Luiz's future have been circling for a while now, with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich also having been linked with his signature.

However, it now looks like reigning French champions PSG have moved firmly ahead of the chasing pack, with the club presumably keen to partner Brazil captain Thiago Silva with his international teammate in the heart of Laurent Blanc's backline.

A clearly talented if somewhat unreliable defender, Luiz is also capable of playing in midfield and has done so for Chelsea on numerous occasions.

And while Luiz does appear to be a popular figure among the fans at Stamford Bridge, the 27-year-old - who has a big summer already on the horizon with the small matter of a home World Cup to compete in - fell out of favour somewhat under Jose Mourinho last season with John Terry and Gary Cahill having formed a rock-solid partnership at the back.

Given that Luiz is not currently considered as first-choice with his current employers, such a significant sum would surely be hard for Chelsea to turn down.

Indeed with Mourinho widely expected to address the problems with his strikeforce this summer, £50 million would presumably go a long way to helping the Portuguese to bring in a number of top-quality reinforcements.

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