David Luiz to Paris Saint Germaine is a done deal. Chelsea Football Club this evening released a statement on chelseafc.com confirming the transfer:

“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.”

Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011, in a £23.5m deal during the January transfer window, and quickly became a fan favorite even with some glaring defensive frailties in his game. He still had two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge. The deal is believed to be in the region of £50m – a world record for a defender