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Stunning reaction on Twitter as Chelsea target incredible transfer

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Might this guy be heading back to Chelsea?
Might this guy be heading back to Chelsea?

Chelsea have made a stunning move to bring Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz back to Stamford Bridge - and the reaction on Twitter has been priceless.

Not only have Chelsea reportedly lodged a £32m with Paris Saint-Germain to try and sign the frizzy-haired defender, but Luiz is reported to be keen to finalise the move ahead of the transfer deadline on Wednesday.

Chelsea sold the accident-prone Brazilian for a colossal £50m in the summer of 2014, with most observers stunned by the price tag attached to a centre-back whose personality is more notable than his talents on the field.

His calamitous display for Brazil in their 7-1 defeat against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final appeared to cement his reputation as a player whose price tag had been grossly over-inflated and yet one of the more shocking rumours of this crazy transfer window has thrown up claims that Luiz could be on his way back to Chelsea.

The Stamford Bridge club have been linked with a host of defenders in the last couple of months, with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly persistently linked with the Blues over the last few months.

However, Napoli are refusing to sell Koulibaly for less than £60m and that price tag has forced Chelsea to consider alternative options, with Luiz a shock candidate to bolster the Blues defence.

Manchester United may have paid a world record £89m to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford for a second spell and Chelsea failed in their bid to re-sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in recent weeks, but Luiz’s Chelsea comeback would arguably be the most remarkable comeback of this crazy transfer window.

This is the predictably stunned reaction on Twitter to the Luiz to Chelsea rumours: