Chelsea to resign David Luiz?
Posted by Matt Walters | Published on August 31, 2016
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has given the green light to resign Chelsea cult hero David Luiz from PSG. The Brazilian defender joined Chelsea in January 2011 from Benfica for a fee of £21m with Nemanja Matic going to Lisbon. In his 3 and a half year spell at Chelsea, he won the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA cup before joining PSG for £50m, a record fee for a defender.
Chelsea are said to be searching for a defender after a poor season in which they finished 10th. They have already bolstered their attack and midfield with the additions of Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi and French midfielder N’Golo Kante. Now it seems Conte wishes to address their defensive struggles.
Luiz has enjoyed a reasonably successful time in Paris, winning successive Ligue 1 titles in a league dominated by the French giants. With them, he has reached the Champions League quarter finals twice, both times at the expense of his former employers and he drew criticism for celebrating his decisive goal against them in 2015.
It is believed that the Brazilian will cost Chelsea £30m and that Luiz is open to the move. He made 143 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 12 goals and he converted his penalty in the Champions League final shootout against Bayern Munich.