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Chelsea acquires Filipe Luís from Atlético Madrid for £20m

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Chelsea has agreed to a £20m transfer fee to acquire defender Filipe Luís from Atlético Madrid, the team announced Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Luís, who failed to earn a spot on Brazil's World Cup team, will officially join the club once he agrees to personal terms.

Chelsea has made several changes to its squad this summer. Luís will be a replacement for longtime left back Ashley Cole, who left Chelsea for AS Roma last week. On Tuesday, Chelsea sold striker Demba Ba to Besiktas for around £8 million.

Chelsea also completed a transfer with Atlético Madrid for Spanish striker Diego Costa on Tuesday.

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The Blues finished third in the Premier League last season, behind Manchester City and Liverpool. 

h/t The Guardian

- Paul Palladino

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