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Alex checks in for Chelsea challenge

Published: Friday 10 August 2007, 23.00CET
Chelsea FC have made sure of competition for John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho by completing the signing of Brazilian defender Alex on a three-year contract.

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Published: Friday 10 August 2007, 23.00CET

Alex checks in for Chelsea challenge

Chelsea FC have made sure of competition for John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho by completing the signing of Brazilian defender Alex on a three-year contract.

Chelsea FC have completed the signing of Brazil defender Alex on a three-year contract from PSV Eindhoven.

High hopes
The 25-year-old passed a medical at Stamford Bridge today before finalising his switch after three seasons with the Dutch giants. He will provide competition for established Chelsea centre-backs John Terry, currently sidelined through injury, and Ricardo Carvalho, along with summer signing Tal Ben Haim. "I hope to do a good job at this wonderful club," Alex said. "I am happy for the opportunity Chelsea have given me." Alex began his career with Santos FC in his homeland and has played 14 times for his country, most recently with six appearances at the 2007 Copa América.

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