Chelsea confirm Filipe agreement

Filipe Luis has moved closer to leaving Atletico Madrid for Chelsea after the Premier League side confirmed the clubs had come to an agreement over the left-back’s transfer, BBC Sport has reported.

The Brazilian still has to clinch a deal with the Blues and must also pass a medical as Jose Mourinho looks to replace Ashley Cole, who has signed with Roma after leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season when his contract expired.

Filipe made 44 appearances for Atletico last season as Diego Simeone’s side won La Liga and reached the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Real Madrid after extra-time.

The 28-year-old has said goodbye to Atleti fans on his personal Twitter account. “”It has been a few memorable years. Thank you for supporting me always Atletico,” he wrote.

Filipe made a total of 180 appearances for Los Colchoneros, having previously played for Deportivo La Coruna. He has also spent time with Real Madrid’s B team, Real Madrid Castilla, and has four caps for Brazil, but wasn’t named in the squad for the World Cup this summer, although was included as a standby player.

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