Chelsea have completed the signing of Barcelona right-back Juliano Belletti.
The 31-year-old Brazilian has signed a three-year deal after agreeing personal terms and completing a medical at Stamford Bridge.
Belletti told Chelsea’s website: “We reached an agreement and so did Chelsea and Barca. Everyone is happy.”
Chelsea are believed to have moved for Belletti after their attempt to sign Dani Alves stalled again with the two clubs unable to agree a fee.
Belletti joined Barcelona in 2004 from Villarreal but only made 13 appearances for the club last season.
“It has all been a great surprise. I only spoke about the move on Wednesday,” he continued.
“I know a bit about what the Premier League is like,” added Belletti. “I know it’s a tough league but I’m coming here with plenty of ambition and desire. I want to win trophies.
“I am a typical Brazilian full-back. I like to get forward up the wing.”