Premier League giants Chelsea has agreed a fee to bring Atletico Madrid left back Felipe Luis to Stamford Bridge.
The 28 year old Brazilian international has been a long term target for the Premier League giants and with Ashley Cole confirming his move to AS Roma yesterday, the club pulled no punches in thrashing out a deal for the player with the Spanish champions.
The 28 year old will now be given permission to discuss personal teams with the Blues, agreeing which, he will be have to go through a medical before officially becoming a player for the club.
Luis was one of the stars for Atletico last season, as they won their first Spanish championship since 1996 and also reached the finals of the UEFA Champions League, losing out to arch rivals Real Madrid in extra time.
Luis made 44 appearances for the club last season and will come into Chelsea as direct replacement for former England man Ashley Cole who was officially unveiled as an AS Roma player yesterday after leaving the Blues on free transfer at the end of his contract period with the club.
Luis, who was overlooked for the Brazil team for the World Cup, joined Atletico from fellow Spanish side Deportivo la Coruna and immediately became a fan favorite and was, at one time, trailed by Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United.
Luis confirmed the news of his impending departure when he thanked Atletico fans for being with him during his time at the club in a tweet. He becomes the second Atletico Madrid player to move to Chelsea after the West London side confirmed the signing of striker Diego Costa last night and former Blues midfielder Tiago is also expected to move to the club on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid after his contract expired. Many on the betting exchanges backed Felipe to join back in June, and it just goes to show that the punters know how to bet a likely decision victory for Chelsea.