David Luiz has completed his £50m transfer to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain after a successful medical on Friday, Chelsea have confirmed.
The deal makes the 27-year-old Brazil centre-back world’s most expensive defender, beating the two previous highest fees, both paid by French champions PSG for Marquinhos fellow Samba boy Thiago Silva.
Chelsea confirmed the deal on their official website on Friday night, stating that both clubs have agreed terms.
“Chelsea Football Club and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed terms for the transfer of David Luiz to the French club.”
“The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination.”
PSG representatives flew out to Brazil to complete the medical at the World Cup hosts’ training base on Friday.