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Carvalho seals Madrid move
12 Aug 2010 - 12:47:34
Central defender Ricardo Carvalho has put the finishing touches to his move to Real Madrid from Chelsea by passing a medical at the Bernabeu.
The 32-year-old Portugal international had already agreed a two-year contract with the Spanish giants, with the two clubs involved having already agreed a fee in excess of £6million.
Carvalho joined Chelsea in the summer of 2004 from FC Porto and went on to make more than 200 appearances for the club in all competitions, but has now been allowed to move on to rejoin former Blues boss Jose Mourinho at Real.
The centre-back recently spoke of his desire to head to Madrid, telling the Spanish press: "If there was a possibility to sign with Real Madrid, I would go there right now swimming or running.
"It would be a dream to be able to play for Madrid, which I consider to be the best club in the world and follow the orders of the best coach in the history of football.
"With Jose Mourinho I experienced two marvellous stages at Porto and Chelsea. To have the opportunity to win another Champions League with him at Real Madrid would be tremendous."