CONFIRMED: Chelsea Secure Filipe Luis From Atletico Madrid On Three-Year Deal

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The Blues have snapped up the left-back.

Chelsea have confirmed their fourth signing of the summer in the shape of Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis, who signs for the club on a three-year deal.

“This move is a dream come true for me. I now have the opportunity to play for Chelsea, and also in the Premier League,” the 28-year-old told the club’s website.

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

The Blues announced that they had agreed a fee with Atleti on Wednesday, which the Daily Mail reported to be around £20m, but that was subject to completing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

Filipe becomes the second summer signing from the Vicente Calderon Stadium with fellow 2013/14 La Liga winner Diego Costa joining in a £32m transfer.

The Brazil international is expected to be a like-for-like replacement for veteran Ashley Cole, who left Stamford Bridge for AS Roma this month after eight years of success in West London.

Filipe joined Atletico in the summer of 2010 from Deportivo La Coruna, winning the Spanish title, Copa del Rey, Europa League and European Super Cup under Diego Simeone’s guidance, as well as reaching the Champions League final in 2014.

Surprisingly the Brazilian was not included in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup, but after the disastrous performances of Real Madrid’s Marcelo at the tournament his involvement is highly likely to increase in the near future.

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