Carvalho heading to Madrid
Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho will join Real Madrid after both teams announced today a deal has been agreed.
The Blues confirmed they have agreed terms for the sale of the Portugal international defender, while Madrid revealed Carvalho will join on a two-year deal. "Chelsea Football Club can confirm it has agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Ricardo Carvalho. The transfer is subject to a medical and the player agreeing personal terms," Chelsea said in a statement.
"Chelsea would like to thank Riccy for his six years of service, and we wish him well in his future career."
Carvalho joins up with former boss Jose Mourinho, with whom he worked so successfully at both Porto and Chelsea. The 32-year-old centre-half heads to the Spanish capital - reportedly for a fee of around €8 million - on the back of a hugely impressive 2010 FIFA World Cup™ showing in which Portugal conceded just one goal.
A Madrid statement read: "Real Madrid CF and FC Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ricardo Carvalho. The player will be linked to Real Madrid CF the next two seasons."