Sunday 25 February 2018

Jose Mourinho confirms that Felipe Luis will return to Atletico 'now or tomorrow'

Chelsea defender Filipe Luis
Chelsea defender Filipe Luis

Left-back Filipe Luis is close to leaving Chelsea after one frustrating year at Stamford Bridge, according to boss Jose Mourinho.

The 29-year-old played second string to Cesar Azpilicueta last season and is close to a return to Atletico Madrid  who he joined Chelsea from for £15.8m last summer.

Mourinho said: "In this moment we need a left-back because I think we are selling Filipe Luis now or tomorrow."

Chelsea have lined up 21-year-old Augsburg left-back Abdul Baba Rahman as a possible replacement..

Mourinho, who led Chelsea to last season's Premier League title, added they are only planning to sign players if others leave Stamford Bridge.

"At the moment we don't want players. It's simple," he added.

"We must be ready because it looks like the market is open, and there is always a risk somebody comes for one of our players or one of our players shows an interest in leaving."

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