Chelsea Re-sign David Luiz From PSG For £34m



Chelsea have re-signed Brazil defender David Luiz from Paris St-Germain for a fee in the region of £34m.

David Luiz, 29, travelled to London for a medical in one of the big shocks of the transfer deadline day, as the Blues also confirmed the signing of left-back Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina for a reported £23m, BBC reports.

Luiz returns to Stamford Bridge on a three-year deal having first joined the Blues from Benfica for £21.3m in January 2011.

The maverick Brazilian defender made 143 appearances for Chelsea before former manager Jose Mourinho sanctioned his sale to French giants PSG for a reported £40m in 2014.

Luiz won the Champions League and FA Cup with Chelsea in 2012, as well as the Europa League a year later, while he claimed two Ligue 1 titles with PSG.

“We had a fantastic story during my first time at the club,” said Luiz.

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Meanwhile, Alonso, 25, moves to the Premier League for the third time in his career as he teams up with Antonio Conte’s side.

“It’s time for me to win some titles. It’s a step up in my career,” said Alonso, who’s had spells at Bolton wanderers and Sunderland.

“My family and close friends know Chelsea is the club I have dreamed about playing for.

“I’m really excited about the challenge and I’m looking forward to working with my new team-mates.”

Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, also recruited from Fiorentina, has rejoined Juventus on a three-year loan deal.

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