Atletico Madrid star Filipe Luis is set to undergo a medical ahead of his £20million move to Chelsea, Express reports.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho has been targeting the Brazilian as Ashley Cole’s replacement for some time and is close to landing their man after the Spanish club agreed on a £20million fee.
Luis is set to become Chelsea’s third major summer signing after securing Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and former Atletico team-mate Diego Costa.
The 28-year-old was recently forced to train with the reserve team at Atletico, hinting that it was only a matter of time before he concludes his move to Stamford Bridge.
And reports from Spain suggest that Chelsea have met the La Liga champion’s buy-out clause for the defender after initially having an offer of £16million rejected.
Luis will undergo his medical in London with the Blues looking to complete the deal before the end of the month.
Meanwhile Ryan Bertrand is also expected to leave this summer, and Mourinho could target Argentina left-back Marcos Rojo to give Filipe Luis some competition.