Chelsea transfer news: Blues agree terms for Luiz

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31st Aug, 2016 | 3:25pm

Sports editor: Chelsea close to announcing signing of David Luiz

By Harvey Byrne

Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz is close to a sensational return to Chelsea, according to a reliable journalist.

Lee Clayton, the Daily Mail head of sport who is known to be have contacts in Luiz’s camp, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Brazil international is about to make what would be a stunning deadline-day return to Stamford Bridge.

Luiz left Chelsea for a £50million world-record defender fee in 2014,  but he looks set to make a comeback for £32million.

Clayton reported that the terms of the deal have been agreed, to suggest the Brazil international will be a Chelsea player again by Wednesday night.

Luiz originally joined Chelsea from Portuguese giants Benfica in a £21.2million move in January 2011.

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He made 143 appearances for the London side during his three-year stay winning the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League.

Following his mega-money move to France he has played in 85 fixtures.

He has also started all three of PSG’s Ligue 1 matches in the new campaign but Luiz, who still has two-years left on his current contract, is believed to be unsettled in the French capital and has his heart set on a return to Antonio Conte’s side.

The Italian boss is keen to bring in a new centre-back this summer and has turned to Luiz after failing with bids for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and AC Milan’s Alessandro Romagnoli.

The London club currently have English duo John Terry and Gary Cahill occupying the centre-back positions with Kurt Zouma as backup.

In other football transfer news, Swansea City are eyeing up a deadline-day move for West Ham striker Enner Valencia.