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Chelsea aim to close Filipe Luis deal today

Chelsea hope to complete the signing of Atletico Madrid fullback Filipe Luis.

The London Evening Standard says Atletico were holding out for the £20m written in his release clause and sent him to train with the reserves earlier this week.

But the Spanish champions are believed to have let him go for £16m with just personal terms to be agreed.

It is understood Chelsea have already offered him a four-year contract worth £78,000 a week and it should be completed soon. He will be free to report for pre-season training immediately because he was not selected for Brazil's World Cup squad, and will follow Atletico team-mate Diego Costa to Stamford Bridge.

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