Football: Big-spending Chelsea complete Luis signing
Published on Jul 19, 2014 6:52 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea took their pre-season spending spree to over £80 million (S$170 million) after completing the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis on Friday.
Brazilian left-back Luis is reported to have cost £20 million as Blues boss Jose Mourinho continues his expensive overhaul of a squad that finished last season without a major trophy.
The 28-year-old is Chelsea’s second capture from Spanish champions Atletico this week following Spain striker Diego Costa’s move to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Costa arrived for £32 million, following hot on the heels of the £27 million signing of Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and the £2.4 million deal for Hajduk Split’s Mario Pasalic.
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