Fans react on Twitter to €50m PSG deal for Chelsea defender Luiz

David Luiz seems to be Paris bound after the French giants splashed the cash for his signature.

It looks as though the first big transfer of the summer is in the offing, as Chelsea are on the verge of ditching David Luiz for a whopping fee, believed to be somewhere in the region of €50 million.

The reports first picked up momentum last night but throughout Friday afternoon they have come in thick and fast from reputable sources across Europe - and this deal looks like being on the verge of completion.

Reports suggest that Jose Mourinho has not warmed to the swashbuckling style of the Brazilian centre-back. With that in mind he has actively sought the potential sale of the player this summer. Now a buyer appears ready to splash big money to join him up with Brazilian international team-mates Maxwell, Lucas Moura and good friend Thiago Silva.

Luiz arrived at Chelsea from Benfica for a fee of £21.3 million, plus Nemanja Matic, in January 2011 but despite his natural talent his defensive lapses have often been a cause for concern.

If the deal was to go through at the rumoured price it would see Luiz become the most expensive defender in the world ahead of his future team-mate Silva, and the most expensive involving a British club since Manchester United paid Leeds United £33.1 million for Rio Ferdinand in 2002.

Luiz, who is admired by many and vilified by others for his style of play, is seemingly an asset PSG are ready to gamble on - as his purchase will surely not comply with Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations.

But plucking him from the prying eyes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona would be a huge coup.

For Chelsea and Mourinho it is a monumental fee for a player many would argue has limited defensive capabilities. The club can now utilise the money raised from his sale, should it go through as planned before the end of the weekend, to bring in a steadier option to provide competition and long-term back-up to John Terry and Gary Cahill.

And here is what many fans thought about the prospective deal on Twitter...

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