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