Passionate David Luiz is ready to write more pages in the Chelsea history book after sealing a stunning deadline day return.
The Brazilian international stunned the football world by completing a £32million move from Paris Saint-Germain in the final hours of Wednesday’s transfer window.
Chelsea had attempted to sign Kalidou Koulibaly and Alessio Romagnoli but turned their attention to Luiz after seeing bids knocked back for the Serie A pair.
Luiz left Chelsea in the summer of 2014 after making 143 appearances for the Blues and winning the ultimate prize by lifting the Champions League in Munich in 2012.
He joined PSG for a world-record £50million fee having fallen behind first-choice pairing John Terry and Gary Cahill during the 2013/14 campaign and being deployed in midfield.
Despite his often erratic defending, Luiz’s infectious personality made him a hit with the Blues faithful and his second coming was largely greeted with approval from the fans.
“I’m delighted to return to Chelsea,” Luiz said after signing a three-year contract.
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“We had a fantastic story during my first time at the club and I want to help the team and Antonio Conte achieve a lot of success.
"I think this is the past [previous trophies he won with Chelsea ], I need to win again. I am hungry to win.
"Of course I want to win the Premier League, but of course I want to win all the other titles again.
"I'm here because I have ambition to play for a big club and when you play for a big club you need to think about winning every single match."
“I always had a wonderful relationship with the fans and I am looking forward to wearing the blue shirt at Stamford Bridge once again.”
Having spent two years in France, Luiz departs PSG having won the Ligue 1 title, the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue in both seasons.
Chelsea needed another centre-back to provide competition for the ageing Terry and Cahill, with Kurt Zouma still sidelined, and the Samba star offers a different dimension.
If new head coach Antonio Conte wants to operate with three at the back, as he has done many times during his managerial career, the arrival of Luiz gives him that option.
"I am very happy to be here again," he added in an interview with Chelsea TV.
"It is fantastic to have a second opportunity to play for this club, I love this club, that's why I'm here. Let's try to continue the nice history with a lot of joy and try to get success.
"Did I think I'd ever play here again? In football anything can happen. Everybody knows I have a feeling for this club. Of course sometimes I could imagine that."
Fiorentina’s Marcos Alonso was also signed by the Blues for a fee of £20.5million on what what proved to be a busy deadline day in west London.
The deadline day arrivals follow N’Golo Kanté, Michy Batshuayi and Eduardo Carvalho in joining Conte’s Chelsea revolution.