Chelsea makes £32m move to bring back David Luiz

ChelseaCHELSEA have made a surprise £32million move to bring David Luiz back to Stamford Bridge.

The Brazil defender left for Paris Saint-Germain in June 2014 for £50million, a world record fee for a defender, but is ready to return to west London.

Chelsea have been frustrated in their search for a centre back, having had bids turned down for Alessio Romagnoli at AC Milan and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Stamford Bridge outfit also considered exploring the loan market in a bid to strengthen their ranks.

But after being rebuffed when making initial enquiries about Luiz’s PSG team-mate Marquinhos last week, they begun talks over a deal for the Brazilian, despite initially being met with resistance.

Luiz, 29, was criticised after giving away a penalty in last week’s defeat to Monaco and was substituted by PSG’s new coach Unai Emery.

Chelsea are close to signing £23m Spanish left back Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina. He was due in London on Tuesday night for a medical.

 – MailOnline

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