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David Luiz to depart Chelsea

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrating with the UEFA Europa League trophy Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Brazil defender David Luiz from Chelsea.

The 27-year-old will join the French champions following the World Cup, where he played in Thursday night's opener against Croatia in Sao Paulo.

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."

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Cesc Fabregas: Firmly believe' that Chelsea is the best choice

Firstly I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed three wonderful years. It was my childhood club and I will always be proud and honoured that I had a chance to play for such a great team.

I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return.

– Cesc Fabregas

I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice.

They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies. They have an amazing squad of players and an incredible manager.

I am fully committed to this team and I can't wait to start playing.'

– Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas completes his transfer to Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas has completed his transfer to Chelsea from Barcelona, the Spain midfielder has announced in a statement.

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The 27-year-old is currently in Brazil with the national squad but has put pen to paper on a deal that sees him return to England after leaving Arsenal for the Nou Camp in 2011. He is believed to have signed a five-year contract for a fee in the region of £30 million.

Lampard: Chelsea will move forward, with more success

Firstly, [I want to thank] Ken Bates, who put his neck on the line to sign me as a young player and without him I would not have even begun this experience.

Roman Abramovich, the man who saved our club and took us all to new levels. His desire to push the club to the top of the football world has rubbed off on everyone.

All the managers and coaches who have helped me develop my game during the time I have been here. I have learnt from every one of them.

All the brilliant team-mates who I have been lucky enough to train and play alongside for so long. Not just their football qualities but also the friendships I have gained along the way.

I'd also like to give a special mention to all the staff and people behind the scenes at the club who do not receive the glory but without them the club would simply not function.

The club will move forward, and as a Chelsea man I have no doubt that with the quality of the players that are there, they will continue with the success that we have all enjoyed over the past seasons.

– Frank Lampard

Lampard: Chelsea 'has become part of my life'

Frank Lampard gave no immediate indication as to what the future might hold, instead choosing to thank those who helped him make such a success of his Stamford Bridge career:

"When I arrived at this fantastic club 13 years ago I would never have believed that I would be fortunate enough to play so many games and enjoy sharing in so much success. This club has become part of my life and I have so many people to thank for the opportunity."

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