David Luiz has praised Chelseafollowing his proposed movefrom Stamford Bridge to ParisSaint-Germain.

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The fee, which could potentially

rise to £50m, was agreed on Friday

evening - with the Brazilian

defender set for a medical later


Luiz's move is widely expected to

be completed by the end of the

day, and the 27-year-old has

reserved special praise for the

west London side.

"Thank you Chelsea for three years

and a half of a great partnership.

I gained friends, matches and

titles that will always live on in

my memory," he told 'Globo


"I thank the staff, players and

fans! Geezers! This story wouldn't

have been possible without you.

"I am sad to leave because of the

friends that will stay but I am

happy to be on my way to another

big European club and to go to a

city that has always fascinated


"This is a new stage and new

challenges and I am sure that

together we will go even further.

Allez Paris!"

The former Benfica defender is

currently in Brazil preparing for

this summer's World Cup, where

he is widely expected to partner

PSG captain Thiago Silva in central


Luiz, who made 143 appearances

for the Blues, took to social media

on Saturday morning to send

another thankful message to


He said on Twitter: "Tks CFC for

this time of great partnership. I'm

thankful for all! It's a new

challenge and together we'll go

even further. Allez Paris!

The Brazil international also sent

a message of thanks via Facebook,

where he revealed: "Thanks

Chelsea for the three and half

years of great partnership.

"I've made good friends, won

many titles and those memories

will last with me for ever. 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

has always enchanted me."



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