Football: Chelsea agree fee with PSG for David Luiz return

Paris St Germain's David Luiz in action.
Paris St Germain's David Luiz in action.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea have agreed a fee with Paris Saint-Germain for the return of Brazil international defender David Luiz, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday (Aug 31).

"The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical," said a statement on the club website (www.chelseafc.com).

PSG paid a reported £50 million (S$89 million), a world record fee for a defender, when Luiz moved to west London in June 2014.

British media put the fee for the Brazilian's return to Stamford Bridge at about £30 million as new manager Antonio Conte moves closer to securing the extra cover in central defence he has craved since taking over.

In three seasons at Chelsea after joining from Benfica in 2011, Luiz won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup but was sometimes criticised as being unreliable under pressure.

He has played more than 50 times for Brazil since his first cap in 2010 but was left out of the 2016 Copa America squad.