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Chelsea sign Chilean U20 midfielder Cristian Cuevas

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Jul 23, 2013 at 08:19pm IST

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London: Chelsea have signed 18-year-old Chilean midfielder Cristian Cuevas from O'Higgins.

It was reported in South America that Chelsea offered $2.6 million for the Chile Under-20 player, but his club reported to have asked for $4 million before finally completing the deal.

"I'm very happy," Cuevas was quoted as saying, who can play at left-back or on the left wing. "Chelsea were following me for more than a year. What I wanted happened, which was joining this club."

Chelsea sign Chilean U20 midfielder Cristian Cuevas

It was reported in South America that Chelsea offered $2.6 million for the Chile Under-20 player.

Cuevas, who was present in a trial last year at Stamford Bridge and impressed the Chelsea management, signed a contract with the club until 2018.

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