Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to sign Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis.
The Blues are understood to have paid close to £20million to secure the defender as a replacement for Ashley Cole.
Jose Mourinho made his intentions clear over Luis before the end of last season and has already completed the capture of Madrid’s Diego Costa.
Luis told Atletico he wanted to leave for west London earlier this month and Diego Simeone is believed to have made the player train with the club’s reserves.
Chelsea will now be allowed to discuss personal terms with Luis and conduct a medical to conclude the deal.