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Chelsea complete Filipe Luis deal

Full back Filipe Luis is set to join Chelsea. A transfer fee has been agreed.

Chelsea have completed the signing of left-back Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid.

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The Blues announced they had reached an agreement for the defender on Wednesday and they have now tied up the transfer.

The Brazil international, 28, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge, after Jose Mourinho sought to replace Ashley Cole, who has left for Roma on a free transfer.

Luis told Chelsea's official website: "This move is a dream come true for me. I now have the opportunity to play for Chelsea, and also in the Premier League.

"I'm very happy and looking forward to getting started and giving my best for the team during the coming seasons."

Luis joined Atletico from Deportivo La Coruna in 2010 and went on to enjoy impressive success with the club, lifting the Liga title last season.

He also won the Europa League with Atletico in 2012, setting up a UEFA Super Cup meeting with Chelsea, which saw the Spanish side triumph 4-1.

Luis helped his nation win the Confederations Cup in 2013 but he was not named in the 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup.

He will join former Atletico teammate Diego Costa at Chelsea, who have also recalled Thibaut Courtois from loan at the Vicente Calderon and have signed Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.


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