Transfer deadline day never fails to cook up a surprising story and this news is just that. David Luiz has signed for Chelsea, two years after he left the club to join PSG for an enormous fee of £50 million.
Chelsea have reportedly paid in the region of £32 million for the Brazilian centre-back who was amongst the team who won the Champions League with the Blues back in 2012.
Luiz is still an popular figure amongst the Stamford Bridge faithful and he will surely be welcomed back with open arms.
Chelsea have been in need of a top quality centre-back this summer in order to reduce the substantial burden which is currently placed on John Terry and Gary Cahill to perform well consistently.
They have missed out on a number of targets with John Stones joining their title rivals Manchester City, while also being priced out in their attempts to sign Alessio Romagnoli and Kalidou Koulibaly from AC Milan and Napoli respectively.
We will have to wait and see whether Luiz will be a successful purchase and it will be intriguing to see how he adapts to playing under the intense and demanding Antonio Conte who prides himself on his clubs defensive solidarity.
Conte’s latest signing will be hoping to make his debut after the international break as the London outfit visit the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea.