Done Deal: Atletico Madrid Confirm Sale of Filipe Luis to Chelsea

Brazilian on his way to Stamford Bridge.

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Atletico Madrid have confirmed the sale of left-back Filipe Luis to Chelsea via their official website.

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The 28 year old Brazilian has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge with Jose Mourinho seemingly seeing the former Deportivo La Coruna man as a replacement for veteran Ashley Cole, who has moved on to AS Roma this summer.

Luis had a standout campaign at the Vicente Calderon last season, playing a pivotal role in Diego Simeone’s side’s run to a surprise La Liga title trumph, as well as to an admirable run to the Champions League final.

The attack-minded full-back made 49 appearances in all competitions last term and has racked up 180 appearances for Los Rojiblancos in total.

Last term Mourinho opted to use Cesar Azpilicueta in a makeshift role at left-back, where he proved a huge success, but may look to move the Spaniard to his more preferred slot at right-back which in turn could have sped up the west London’s push to bring in Luis.

Previous reports on the move stated that a fee for such a move could be as much as £20m.

Chelsea have already signed Diego Costa from Aletico Madrid, as well as former Barcelona man Cesc Fabregas.

Filipe Luis will team up with national team colleagues Oscar, Ramires and Lucas Piazon at the west London club.

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