Chelsea have shocked the football world on transfer deadline day by re-signing David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Blues opened talks with Unai Emery’s side last night after giving up in their attempts to sign Serie A pair Kalidou Koulibaly and Alessio Romagnoli.
Luiz was an FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League winner with Chelsea during his first spell at the club before being sold to PSG for £50million in 2014.
PSG rejected Chelsea’s opening bid of £30million and were initially adamant the Brazilian would not be allowed to leave before the closure of the transfer window.
However, Luiz expressed a desire to return to London and the Parc des Princes club relented in their stance and agreed a financial package worth around £32million.
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He said: "I'm delighted to return to Chelsea. 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 always had a wonderful relationship with the fans and I am looking forward to wearing the blue shirt at Stamford Bridge once again."
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is short of numbers at the back and had already signed Fiorentina’s Marcos Alonso for a fee of £20.5million on what has proven a busy deadline day.
Luiz raced over to London on Wednesday evening and underwent a medical at the club’s Cobham training base shortly after Alonso put pen to paper on his Blues contract.
The deadline day arrivals follow N’Golo Kanté, Michy Batshuayi and Eduardo Carvalho in joining Conte’s Chelsea revolution.