Paris Saint-Germain has completed the signing of Brazil defender Alex from Chelsea.

The 29-year-old center back has played only three English Premier League games for Chelsea this season. He fell out of favor with coach Andre Villas-Boas and has not played since a League Cup quarterfinal defeat against Liverpool two months ago.

PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti knows Alex well from his time at Chelsea. The rugged defender was part of the team that won the Premier League and FA Cup double under Ancelotti two seasons ago.

PSG signed Brazilian defender Maxwell from Barcelona earlier this month, taking its spending this season to about ?90 million ($129 million).