Chelsea have confirmed they have agreed a deal for Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis.

The 28-year-old has long been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge as a direct replacement for the outgoing Ashley Cole.

And the move, subject to personal terms being agreed, now looks all but certain.

It is believed that the Blues have agreed to pay the Brazilian international's £20million buyout clause.

The switch has looked on the cards for some time with the Rojiblancos already bringing in a replacement in the shape of Granada's Guilherme Siqueira.