Carvalho in Madrid for medical
Thursday 12 August 2010
Ricardo Carvalho is expected to complete his move to Real Madrid this afternoon after the Los Blancos revealed that the Chelsea defender is undergoing a medical in the Spanish capital this morning.
The Barclays Premier League champions accepted a bid thought to be in the region of £6.7m for the Portuguese centre half on Tuesday evening.
The club have announced this morning that Carvalho is undergoing a medical at a Madrid hospital and will be presented as a Real Madrid player at a press conference this afternoon.
Carvalho has slipped behind Alex and Branislav Ivanovic in the race to partner John Terry at the heart of the Chelsea defence.
The Blues are thought to be pursuing a bid to sign Benfica's David Luiz as Carvalho's replacement.
Should Carvalho complete his move, he will be the fifth arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, with Sami Khedira, Pedro Leon, Angel di Maria and Sergio Canales all joining Jose Mourinho's team as the former Chelsea manager looks to wrestle the Spanish title from bitter rivals Barcelona.
A statement on the Real Madrid website read: "Ricardo Carvalho, fifth summer signing for the new season, is now in Madrid.
"The Portuguese centre back arrived at 0200 this morning at the Mirasierra Suites hotel, where he spent the night.
"Seven hours later the player arrived at Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja where he is now undergoing a medical. After, at 1300, he will take part in a press conference in the press room at the Santiago Bernabeu."
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