Chelsea sign 15.8 mln-pound deal for Filipe Luis from Atletico

London: Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis will move to Chelsea as the Premier League club has signed the Brazilian for 15.8 million pounds on a three-year contract.

Luis impressed last season as Atletico bagged the La Liga and reached the Champions League final.

The 28-year-old is Chelsea`s fourth summer signing and their second from Atletico after their striker Diego Costa moved to Stamford Bridge for 32 million pounds.

Luis, capped four times by Brazil said that this move is a dream come true for him as he now has the opportunity to play for Chelsea and also in the Premier League.

The left-back will replace former England left-back Ashley Cole, who joined Roma last week after Chelsea opted not to offer him a new contract.

Luis has played 180 matches for Atletico since arriving from La Liga rivals Deportivo La Coruna in the summer of 2010 and was on Brazil`s standby list for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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