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David Luiz "privileged" to join PSG

David Luiz is ready to put his World Cup nightmare behind him by helping Paris St Germain make a push for the Champions League trophy.

Luiz has had time to "digest" the fall-out from that embarrassing night in Belo Horizonte and is now keen to help PSG in their double aim of winning a third straight league title and claiming the European Cup for the very first time.

If the World Cup had finished at the quarter-final stage then you wouldn't be asking questions about my ability.

I've had time to digest the end of our World Cup and now I'm ready to do everything to help PSG.

I feel privileged. I'm part of a fantastic team in which everyone has something to teach me. It's wonderful to be part of this project.

I am very happy to have joined a big club and I'm just eager to start playing.

– PSG defender David Luiz


Cavani happy in Paris

Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani has insisted he is happy at the club despite reports suggesting he had asked to leave this summer.

I am sure to stay, why would I not?

I'm well in Paris. I have a contract to honour. I'm calm, I'd rather be here. I feel good here. However, I know it does not depend solely on the player but also on the club.

There were some small issues about the position I wanted to play but I feel very good about that now.

– Edinson Cavani speaking to L'Equipe

Bastia sign Areola on loan from PSG

Alphonse Areola. Credit: PA

Bastia have signed France Under-21 international goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan from Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain.

Areola has had few opportunities to impress at the Parc des Princes but played 35 matches to help Lens gain promotion to the top flight last season.

He will again go out on loan this term, with the Corsican club confirming they had snapped up the 21-year-old, although the length of the deal was not mentioned.


PSG complete Luiz signing with five-year deal

David Luiz will hope to arrive in France a World Cup winner. Credit: TT News Agency/Press Association Images

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.

"He will join the group after the World Cup."

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