David Luiz: 'I do not have a problem with Jose Mourinho'

David Luiz insists that he did not have a problem with Jose Mourinho prior to joining Paris Saint-Germain from Chelsea.

David Luiz has insisted that a disagreement with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was not behind his move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

PSG are believed to have paid as much as £50m for the Brazilian, who claims that his own desire to begin a new stage of his career was the real reason for his exit.

"It was my choice, my cycle had finished." Luiz told Reuters. "I decided to move and PSG showed me a nice plan for the moment and for the future. When they showed it to me I decided it was where I wanted to go.

"Chelsea offered me a new contract. It was my decision to leave. I don't have a problem with Mourinho.

"I was happy at Chelsea as well. I respect the club and the fans."

Luiz made 143 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea after joining the club from Benfica in 2010.

A plane flies overhead with a banner criticising Manchester United Manager David Moyes during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on March 29, 2014
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