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30th Aug 2016

Football fans struggle to digest the news that David Luiz could be returning to Chelsea

Surely not...

Simon Lloyd

There we were, naively thinking we were all set for a quiet end to the transfer window.

To put in mildly, it’s been an eventful summer for Premier League clubs. With transfer kitties lined with money from a new TV deal, we’ve seen players switch clubs for truly incredible (and sometimes ridiculous) fees.

With days to go before the window closes, reports on Tuesday night implied there was at least one more big deal concerning a Premier League club, with David Luiz rumoured to be on the cusp of a return to Stamford Bridge.

It’s been two years since the Brazilian left Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain for an incredible £50m. Late on Tuesday evening, reports suggested that Antonio Conte was willing to part with £32m of Roman Abramovic’s cash to bring him back to London.

First appearing in The Daily Mail, Sky Sports News HQ presenter Jim White also added fuel to the fire.

Although some Chelsea supporters were pleased to hear Luiz may be heading back to London, others questioned the club’s transfer policy.

Others simply had an issue with the fact that he wasn’t that good at defending…

To rival fans, this was simply further evidence that the summer transfer window of 2016 was completely out of control.

With a matter of hours left for English clubs to sign new players, get used to hearing plenty more about David Luiz in the days to come.

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