Chelsea chief Kenyon clinches Alves agreement

Chelsea are wrapping up the £24.5 million signing of Sevilla wing-back Daniel Alves today.

The Sun says Blues chief executive Peter Kenyon jetted into Madrid to agree the transfer after the Brazilian right-back went on strike.

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Boss Jose Mourinho will then give the green light for winger Arjen Robben to join Real Madrid.

Alves pulled out of tonight's Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens to avoid being cup-tied for Chelsea's Euro campaign.

Alves, 24, claimed he was "psychologically" unable to play.

Seville wanted £30m but Kenyon haggled down director Ramon Monchi Rodriguez to £21.5m up front with another £3m linked to Alves' success. He will now travel to Stamford Bridge for a medical.

Meanwhile, the Guardian says the Brazilian has told friends that he has already agreed contract terms with Chelsea.

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