Done Deal: Chelsea meet €25m release clause, Brazilian completes medical

Done Deal: Chelsea meet €25m release clause, Brazilian completes medical


This is turning out to be a fascinating summer for Chelsea. The West London club already secured the signing of Cesc Fabregas last month from Barcelona and have now bolstered their attacking department by signing Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.

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Next priority – a quality left-back. And they are close to landing their long term target Filipe Luis, with reports from The Times claiming, the Brazilian defender had completed his medical yesterday before his potential £20m/€25m move to Chelsea.


Catalan newspaper Sport has published a report on Luis where they claim Chelsea have agreed to meet his €25m release clause. It is a ‘done-deal’ scenario. Luis is still made to train with Atletico, but will move to London as soon as the deal is made official. 

Back in May, more precisely, after Chelsea’s Champions League defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the semi final, The Telegraph reported that the Blues have already agreed a deal to sign Chelsea duo Luis and Costa.

Since then the story has been regurgitated throughout the media, with El Confidencial reporting last month that super agent Jorge Mendes is master minding a move to take Luis and Costa to Stamford Bridge.


Furthermore, Marca claimed last week that the 28-year-old doesn’t hold an amicable relationship with Atletico any more while his body language/attitude in training was criticised as well. His release clause of 24m was proving an obstacle to get this deal done and there was a suggestion that Luis would ask the club to lower his release clause, in order to facilitate his move to Chelsea. 

However, he is all set to join Chelsea while former Blues midfielder Tiago Mendes is likely to join him as well. In all probability, neither of the parties will disclose the amount paid for Luis, but I personally think, Chelsea won’t pay full €25m for his services. Atletico having already signed a replacement have no other options rather than to sell him, while Chelsea probably won’t pay such a hefty fee for a player who will turn 29 next month.

Chelsea meanwhile are looking to offload Demba Ba with Besiktas claim to have reduced the £10m valuation and are close to signing the Senegal striker. Patrick van Aanholt is also certain to leave Chelsea, having made only two appearances and spending most of the past five years on loan with other clubs. 

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  1. Chelsea will perform well this coming season if they make good use of Costa, but still they need Demba Ba.

  2. well done Jose, u’re d master & boss in d football world! watch out! our rivals in EPL & across Europe!

    • Luis is a good signing but is it a reasonable deal @his age? why not go for a younger a cheaper but experience option, e.g marcos rojo? this is a typical nouring mentality; doesn’t have the magic of grooming and winning with young players. shame

  3. Filipe luis joining chelsea? Oh! what a gud signing for the blue..can’t wait to watch him playing

  4. Felipe is d ideal person to replace our legend(cole).he is a die hard defender and will adapt to premier league easily.

  5. The return of Mr Mourihno to the premier league made all coaches realise that signings are needed knowing that they’ll be facing a big team with and intelligent coach.congrats Chelsea with Felipe Luis signing.but I’m still hungry to see more signings.please also sign us Falcao and bring back Bamford.and add Pogba Witsel Jese and James Rodriguez please don’t forget Mangala

  6. Jose, don’t be a doughnut, keep Lukaku. Why don’t you like him? He’s a proven goal scorer in the premiership.

  7. chelsea pleade find way to sign varane and cavani alongside khdriea to help our sqad with the addition of james griezman.

  8. Welldone jose u made a great signing,fabregas,coasta,luis.the only thing remained is center back and should be real madrid varane

  9. It good for chelsea to sign players because we wont to see chelsea won the EPL this season

  10. great signing #cfc … congrats @josemourinho we should hijack khediera’s arsenal move as well as sign up varane 4rom RMA, keep lukaku alongside costa & torres to keep arsenal out of top4 next season? can’t wait 2c it start… c’mon #chelsea √

  11. Luiz filipe signing is no doubt a positive addition to our already flying squad. but we need our own product from d academy.

  12. Luiz Felipe is a great signing no doubt about that…Chelsea need to offload Torres,Ba and Cech,Mikel. Chelsea don’t need too many signings to make… Lukaku should pair Costa as an out and out striker and Coutuois as our number 1

  13. Sometime I don’t Understand Jose, how Could you go for a 28yrs Old player as a Replacement to Cole with this New Chelsea Policy and not even that he came Cheap,,,what’s wrong with this Talent Maco Rojo..

  14. boss Jose, I feel u should go for Marco Rojo than this 28year Old-man Luis. & Please Boss Let Mikel Obi go we Know Longer Need his service’s. Thank you

  15. I have a feeling that this season Tores is going to be one of the best strikers in the world again.

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