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Filipe Luis: Chelsea agree deal for Atletico Madrid defender

Filipe Luis

Chelsea have reached agreement with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid to sign Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis.

The 28-year-old will now discuss personal terms and have a medical at the Premier League club.

Last season, Luis made 44 appearances as Atletico won La Liga for the first time since 1996 and reached the Champions League final.

Luis looks likely to be a direct replacement for ex-England left-back Ashley Cole, who joined Roma last week.

Filipe Luis to join Diego Costa at Chelsea

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Luis and Costa played in both legs of Atletico’s Champions League semi-final against Chelsea last term

“It has been a few memorable years,” Luis tweeted on Wednesday. “Thank you for supporting me always Atletico.”

Atletico said the ex-Deportivo La Coruna player told them he wanted to join Chelsea at the end of the season.

He will become the second Atletico player to sign for the Blues this summer after Spain striker Diego Costa completed a £32m move.

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Luis has played 180 matches for Los Rojiblancos since arriving from La Liga rivals Deportivo in the summer of 2010.

He has won four caps for Brazil, who named him on their standby list for their 2014 Fifa World Cup squad.

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