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Mourinho: Why I Sold David Luiz

Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, has given his reasons why he sold David Luiz and insists the Blues are even stronger irregardless of the Brazilian’s departure.

Despite his shocking World Cup performance against Germany, Luiz has become the world’s most expensive defender after completing a £50 million move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Mourinho admitted his side may lack the 27-year-old’s personality, but he believes they have not had any trouble in replacing him.

"Last season he was not regular first-choice for us," Mourinho explained.

"David did important things here, was always a good professional and we will miss him as a good guy when he was with us. But from a football point of view we believe our squad is stronger this season than it was.

"As a central defender he was not at all (first-choice), it was John (Terry) and (Gary) Cahill during the whole season.

“In midfield he was a physical guy and gave us some important things, especially when we played in the Champions League when Nemanja Matic couldn't play.

"This season Matic can play in the Champions League so we don't lose that physicality. The fact we also have Cesc Fabregas moves us in a different direction and we want to move in a different direction. It's something that our football needs and we want to go in that direction."

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