Felipe Luis Set to Join Chelsea

Felipe Luis Set to Join Chelsea

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Atletico Madrid defender Felipe Luis is set to join Premier League club Chelsea in a deal reportedly worth £19m, subject to reaching an agreement over personal terms according to a statement by Chelsea.

The Brazilian left-back was an integral part of Atletico’s stellar 2013/14 season that saw the Spanish club surprisingly win the league title ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid, before losing to the latter in the UEFA Champions League final.

The 28 year old will become the second player to join Chelsea from Atletico this summer, following the £32m transfer of striker Diego Costa which was finalised on Tuesday. Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Cortois is also set to return to the club for good after excelling again last season in a third loan spell at Atletico.

Felipe Luis is also the third signing by Chelsea, with former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas joining from Barcelona in a £32m deal, while David Luiz has left for PSG and striker Demba Ba is close to sealing a move to Besiktas in Turkey.

Join The Conversation

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.