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Football: Big-spending Chelsea complete Luis signing

Published on Jul 19, 2014 6:52 AM
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (left) vies with Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis during the UEFA Champions League Final Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid at Luz stadium in Lisbon, on May 24, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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