David Luiz has joined French side Paris Saint-Germain in a five-year deal reported to be worth around 50 million pounds from Chelsea.
A statement on the French club's website read: "Paris Saint-Germain are pleased to announce that for a period of five years Brazilian international David Luiz has moved from Chelsea FC. He will join the group after the World Cup."
The Brazilian defender has made way for the signings of Cesc Fabregas and an expected deal for Diego Costa, and will link up with his new teammates in the aftermath of the World Cup.
Luiz told the PSG website: "Right from the very first contact I had with Paris Saint-Germain, I was very happy. It's big club with a great history and a huge project. It has fantastic facilities and a lot of supporters. It's a new step in my life and I'm impatient to play for Paris and show what I can do. I also can't wait to play with my new teammates, the Brazilians, of course, but also everybody else.
"I played my first match in Europe, with Benfica, against Paris Saint-Germain in Paris (Paris 2-1 Benfica, UEFA Europa League last-16 first leg, 2007). My first match in European competition was at the Parc des Princes. Now we can continue this history together, and I hope in the best possible way!
"I already knew about Paris Saint-Germain when I was in Brazil because a lot of great players had played for the club. Paris Saint-Germain already has a great and successful history. Like I said, my first match in Europe was against Paris Saint-Germain. To sign for this great team is really special for me."