Real Madrid sign veteran defender Carvalho from Chelsea
Real Madrid have signed veteran defender Ricardo Carvalho from Chelsea for 8 million euros (10.60 million dollars), according to media reports on Tuesday, dpa reported.
Carvalho, 32, has agreed to sign a two-year contract with Real.
He will thus be reunited with coach Jose Mourinho, under whom he played at FC Porto from 2001 to 2004 and at Chelsea from 2004 to 2007.
Mourinho has been keen to sign another defender since learning on Monday that Pepe, who played alongside Carvalho for Portugal at the World Cup, will be out of action for at least three weeks because of a torn muscle in his left leg.
Carvalho is Real's fifth signing of the summer - after youngsters Sergio Canales, Pedro Leon, Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira - and brings their total summer spending to around 60 million euros.
This is the highest total in the Spanish league but does not come close to the 265 million euros that Real spent in the summer of 2009 on eight new players.