Luiz thanks Chelsea ahead of PSG move

The versatile defender is set to join the Ligue 1 champions for a deal worth £40 million, but expressed his sadness at leaving the Blues and the "geezers" associated with the club
David Luiz is looking forward to completing a move to Paris Saint-Germain but confessed his sadness at leaving Chelsea.

The 27-year-old, who is preparing to represent Brazil at the World Cup, looks set to seal a switch to the Ligue 1 champions after a deal was announced on Friday.

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And the defender, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Benfica in 2011 and won the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League with Chelsea, revealed his mixed emotions ahead of the transfer.

"Thanks Chelsea for the three-and-a-half years of great partnership," he wrote on his Facebook page.

"I've made good friends, won many titles and those memories will last with me forever.

"I'd like to thank my team-mates, all staff and all supporters (my geezers).

"I'm leaving with great sadness but at the same time excited for the new challenge that lies ahead in this great club in a city that have always enchanted me.

"It's a new stage, new challenge and together we will go even further."

PSG are set to pay €49.5 million for Luiz, a world-record fee for a defender.