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Chelsea snap up Guadalajara's Davila

August 27, 2011

Chelsea have announced the signing of Mexico Under-20 international Ulises Davila from Chivas Guadalajara.

Ulises Davila Mexico
GettyImagesUlises Davila: Mexico Under-20 international

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The Blues have already recruited youngsters Oriol Romeu, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois this summer and have followed that with the capture of 20-year-old attacking midfielder Davila.

The diminutive Mexican has signed a five-year contract with the Stamford Bridge club, with Blues technical director Michael Emenalo delighted to confirm the capture.

"Ulises has been a highly-scouted player by a lot of clubs, and has made great progress in the last couple of tournaments we have seen him play in," Emenalo told Chelsea's official website. "We are delighted to have been able to get this deal done.

"Chivas is a superb club with a strong reputation in player development and world football, and we are confident Ulises will be able to continue his fast development to become an important Chelsea first-team player.''

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will be hoping Davila can have a similar impact to the last player to arrive in the Premier League from Chivas Guadalajara - Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

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