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Heart Break: Chelsea defender nears shocking exit as club complete David Luiz deal

Matt Miazga is set to spend the season on loan at Espanyol, according to latest reports.

Chelsea have already confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Paris Sailnt-Germain for defender David Luiz

Luiz left Stamford Bridge two years ago for £50million – a world-record fee for a defender – but is now set to complete a sensational return to the club on transfer deadline day.

The centre-back’s arrival means Miazga is unlikely to be given much first-team opportunity this season.

And according to Sports Illustrated, the 21-year-old is nearing an agreement that will see him spend a season with La Liga side Espanyol.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is understood to have spent much of the summer in search of a new centre-back and Miazga has reportedly attracted the attention of a number of Premier League clubs.

But the Blues are thought to believe his development will be better aided by a spell in Spain.

Miazga initially signed in January from New York Red Bulls in a deal worth £3.5m.

But the US international, who has two caps to his name, has only played twice for his new club and was taken off at half-time after struggling against Swansea.

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