Chelsea sign Deco

Chelsea have signed Portugal midfielder Deco from Barcelona for a fee of about £8m.

The 30 year-old Brazil-born playmaker becomes the club’s first signing under Luiz Felipe Scolari and the second of the summer after international team-mate Jose Bosingwa signed in May.

Deco joined Barca from Porto in 2004 after helping the Portuguese side win the UEFA Cup, Champions League and domestic league titles under Jose Mourinho.