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Filipe Luis Transfer is ON!

News has broken around lunchtime here in the UK that the signing of Felipe Luis has moved a huge step nearer.

Chelsea have announced that they have agreed a transfer fee with Atletico Madrid for the 28 year-old left back and that all that remains is for personal terms to be sorted out.

Luis has been pushing for a move to Stamford Bridge with rumours doing the rounds that he has been forced to train with the reserves, in Madrid, as the Brazilian seeks to move to London.




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 16 2014

Time: 12:44PM

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should have gone for younger option....should had stayed from brazil player from now on..the world cup showed that mostly all are overrated and overhyped...
shlok27
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16/07/2014 12:52:00

Me thinks since it is not expressly stated that we're meeting the buy-out-clause, the fee should be less than the clause...
Ikdaniels
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16/07/2014 12:54:00

We sold Mata, KdB, Luiz and Ba and bought Fab, Costa, Luis, Matic Zouma and Salah for only 6M more. Great business.! # ThankYouRoman
SameX
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16/07/2014 12:54:00

True IkDan.. Fee was £14.5m without addons.
SameX
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16/07/2014 12:56:00

A younger cheaper option is unavailable according to Chelsea's top brass so there you go. You are welcome Mr Luis if rigid and ungrateful Atletico allow you to leave their pathetic club.
BOTUM
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16/07/2014 12:56:00

True IkDan.. Fee was £14.5m without addons.
SameX
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16/07/2014 12:56:00

Good signing. One of the problem areas fixed and Azpi can go back to being a RB. We are all sorted for the new season with this signing. Btw. In the poll, why wasn't Mikel included. I think he was Chelsea's best player at the WC after Schurrle and partially Oscar. Anyway, with the problem areas addressed (and yes, they ARE addressed no matter how much some here want fantasy football) I believe that it is a great thing. Not to many players in, clinical purchases that address the leaks of the previous season and add competition for places. Costa, Torres, Lukaku (not necessarily in that order), Schurrle, Hazard, Willian, Salah (again, nnito), Oscar, Fabregas, Piazon (maybe), Matic, Mikel, Ramires, MVG and a firm back line. I can see 2, maybe 3 youngsters being in the team as a competition for places and backup to the first team. One in defense and one or two in mid/attack. Chelsea is all set for the new season and it will be fantastic that they will have a full preseason together under the watchful eye of Mourinho. Looking forward already as it is a month from the league start. I expect fringe players to start leaving as the preseason proceeds and new season begins, but the core is there it isn't changed all that much yet competition has been increased. Excellent work by the board/staff so far.
FS
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16/07/2014 12:58:00

Deal confirmed finally. Welcome Felipe Luis. Hope u have a great career with us. #ktbffh #UTC #carefree
syed230183_chelseafc
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16/07/2014 13:04:00

'Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Filipe Luis. 'The move is subject to the 28-year-old left-back agreeing personal terms.' Chelsea Official web
BOTUM
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16/07/2014 13:04:00

From that statement does it mean the guy has done his medical?
BOTUM
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16/07/2014 13:06:00

I don't seems to understand, 8m for Ba looks ok to us while we sign someone of the same age for 20/24mil euros. I think the highest fee we should have gone for filipe shouldn't have been more than 10mil pounds. He will have little to no resale value ffs
kolagold25
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16/07/2014 13:09:00

It's official, chelsea has agreed a deal with A. Madrid for the transfer of felipe luis to chelsea subject to medical & agreeing personal terms
BlueMachine_izu
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16/07/2014 13:11:00

@FS, I am confused with your comment above. You are the only person i'd known in the world who thought mikel did great in the WC. And i am yet to find a Nigerian who share your line of thought.
kolagold25
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16/07/2014 13:18:00

#Official : Turkish side @Besiktas have completed the signing of Demba Ba, he is expected to wear no 9 for his new club #CFC
SameX
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16/07/2014 13:25:00

He's a class act and the perfect age.He knows what's what and not reached his peak yet.Will be a great combination on the left with Hazard,with Azpi on the right with Willian,two natural attacking full backs.
THEBREEZE
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16/07/2014 13:25:00

10thMar1905 41s Zola (30), Ballack (29), Makelele (31) Flipie Luis (28) #EnoughSaid
SameX
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16/07/2014 13:27:00

Mikel? Best player???? The human being played ***** at the world cup. I'm a Nigerian betwix
Ikdaniels
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16/07/2014 13:29:00

Excellent signing!! Off the back of this, I am going to be expecting more from Hazard, he should no longer feel isolated on that LW, Luis likes to attack. Let's hope they do gel, it might make Hazard more willing to reciprocate and help Luis in defence.
BlueABS
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16/07/2014 13:33:00

Mikel was terrible at the WC.The Nigerian's were trying to say it was hard for him to change his game from being DM to being creative,that's why he was so bad.The honest truth is,he's just bad.
THEBREEZE
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16/07/2014 13:35:00

What's the news on Kroos, he was supposed to be making his decision by today?
BlueABS
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16/07/2014 13:42:00

Ok let's try not to turn this into a mikel thread. lets take @FS thought as it is. Today we are celebrating costa!!!!!
kolagold25
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16/07/2014 13:43:00

Ooops. Filipe!!!!!!
kolagold25
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16/07/2014 13:45:00

yeahhh awesome news to hear ... Next week all the stars gonna join for pre season ...jose sure knows how to manipulate the transfer window in his favour ... Time to get trophies n thrash our opponents
gary777
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16/07/2014 13:46:00

It is my observation of the Nigeria games guys. I have right to it and I am not saying you have to think, feel and see the same things as I do. I am not Nigerian btw.
FS
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16/07/2014 13:51:00

luis is the best option for lb he can play those 1 2 passes very easily n hazard needs that he kinda acts solo ... And with dave at rb we can be much faster in the attacks n stable in defence ... Younger guys r not suited for the cl final games they crumble easy ...
gary777
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16/07/2014 13:58:00

he is welcom. rumours had it dat he has done chelsea medical yestaday. i dont knw how true is dat.
Oladsomething
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16/07/2014 14:12:00

@FS, Its alright bro. Don't feel attacked. We are just discussing the topic you raised. We all make wrongful judgements every now and then. Cheers to future comments from you ;)
kolagold25
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16/07/2014 14:27:00

It's kool @Fs don't take it personal
BlueMachine_izu
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16/07/2014 14:30:00

Juve's Marotta:"Vidal is a Juve player, we never put him up for sale, despite having important offers. We'll hold on to him tightly"
SameX
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16/07/2014 14:53:00

Juve's Marotta:"In my experience it's the player that decides his future. Just yesterday Vidal expressed his happiness to continue at Juve"
SameX
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16/07/2014 14:54:00

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta: “Arturo Vidal is one of the most important players in this squad. He is not for sale.”
SameX
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16/07/2014 14:54:00

@SameX, i don't trust that Morrata guy. Vidal is for sale and Juve would accept a good offer for him.
BOTUM
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16/07/2014 15:15:00

But if he's for real, then we may as well try our luck on Pogba harder.
BOTUM
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16/07/2014 15:16:00

@juventusfcen : Allegri: "I will try to further improve this side. I'm happy to coach players like Pogba and Vidal." #
SameX
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16/07/2014 15:28:00

welcome luiz my back four cech ivano f luiz cahil terry
the_blues
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16/07/2014 15:28:00

Marotta: "Allegri is a successful coach with a great footballing vision: we're asking him to keep winning."
SameX
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16/07/2014 15:30:00

Welcome Felipe Luis! He was probably the best Left back in spain last season...Don't mean to hype him though.
Krested Kal-el
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16/07/2014 15:42:00

The good thing about the signings of Cesc, Costa and Filipe Luis is that we will see the unleashing of the beast in Hazard. Last season Oscar was crap, Ramires was badly off form, Torres gave the defenders no worry or trouble, Azpi could not help Hazard conveniently on the left flank as he is not left footed, all the opposition defence concentrated on Hazard and triple marked him and he could not make huge impact for us. We will see the direct opposite this season as Costa will be a handful for at least 2 defenders, others will be tracking the passes and runs of Fabregas, Luis will storm the left flank dragging the opposition RW and RB with him leaving loads of space for Hazard to cause all sorts of Havoc.
SameX
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16/07/2014 15:44:00

^^sounds tasty @samex. but the reverse is the case with oscar and rami last season; Rami was crap, oscar was in and out of form.
kolagold25
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16/07/2014 15:59:00

Well said @Samex
Krested Kal-el
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16/07/2014 16:02:00

449 - In the last four seasons in La Liga, Filipe Luis has made 449 tackles, just one of two players to manage over 400. Robust. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 16, 2014
Krested Kal-el
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16/07/2014 16:15:00

In Europes top 5 leagues, Filipe Luis made the 2nd highest amount of tackles (131).
Krested Kal-el
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16/07/2014 16:21:00

Lol @kola. Don't know what happened to Rami, he was madly good and devastating on the attack in the previous season(under Rafa) and the season before (under DiMatteo). He scored goals but only scored 1 or 2 last season and was really disappointing that even Jose(his #1 fan) had no choice but to bench him.
SameX
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16/07/2014 16:24:00

747 - Since 2010/11, Filipe Luis has won 747 duels in La Liga, more than any other Atletico Madrid player. Warrior.
SameX
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16/07/2014 16:41:00

Terry on Costa: “He holds the ball up very well, he has got great movement and he is really physical, but he is very clever…” (1/2) #CFC
SameX
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16/07/2014 16:42:00

Terry on Costa: “…with his strength and the way he uses his body. I think he could be a very good signing for us.” (2/2) #CFC
SameX
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16/07/2014 16:42:00

Terry on Costa: “First of all, his movement and his strength are really good. I was really surprised by it.” #CFC
SameX
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16/07/2014 16:49:00

This McQuinncChels of a guy really has a problem. He fights anyone whose opinion differs from his. Looks like a "mentality" thing to me. Bro learn to respect people's opinion no matter how unpleasant they seem, dont be a dictator here.
BETIKS
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16/07/2014 17:08:00

^^^Same X thanks 4 the updates. You're the man of the year.
BETIKS
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16/07/2014 17:10:00

Cortoius...Azpi...Cahill..Terry...Luis....#Matic...Fabregas..#..Willian/Schurell..Oscarisio...Hazard... Costa.., IF I WERE NOT A CHELSEA FAN, I WOULD BE SCARED AS HELL
BETIKS
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16/07/2014 17:15:00

First it was Costa, shortly after was Filipe Luis, next in line is probably Tiago.
icebluelg
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16/07/2014 17:56:00

Kroos confirmed he's going to madrid....*so sad*
Demmyblues
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16/07/2014 18:19:00

Lol @Betiks
SameX
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16/07/2014 19:25:00

Welcome to the Bridge. KTBFFH
StamfordDLion
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16/07/2014 22:36:00

I see that the comment where you call me a lamb was removed. Good job moderators. Stick to footballing talk MQ and not personal insults.
FS
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17/07/2014 12:06:00

@MQ pls try and chill... And don't be aggressive. We're all here to have fun. If someone's opinion irritates u, try to ignore the person rather than lambasting any/every1 whose opinion differ from urs.
seanwillex
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17/07/2014 19:42:00

 

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