Brazilian star delighted with £20m Chelsea move

Brazilian defender Filipe Luis has revealed his delight in joining Chelsea after the Blues agreed on a £20m fee with Atletico Madrid, Express reports.

Luis will become Chelsea’s fourth summer capture after sealing the signings of Cesc Fabregas, Mario Pasalic, and Luis’ Atletico teammate Diego Costa.

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Chelsea matched the £20million release clause set by the Madrid club for the 28-year-old, with only personal terms to be agreed upon.

Coach Jose Mourinho had been keen on signing Luis to replace Ashley Cole, who left to Roma on a free transfer.

And the former Deportivo defender admits he is extremely pleased to have joined Chelsea, and is hoping to develop under the guidance of Mourinho.

“I’ve always liked Chelsea, I see a lot of Premier League games,” he said.

“I also love the city when we played against them in the Champions League.

“I felt positive sensations and when I got the offer I thought it was the perfect chance to play in England.”

The arrival of Luis could see Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta – who was Mourinho’s first choice left-back last season – deployed in his regular position on the right.


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