Most of our Chelsea regulars in the Football Transfer Tavern are wondering what the future holds for Filipe Luis after ESPN linked them with a summer swoop for Aaron Cresswell today.
The West Ham United defender has impressed many during his debut campaign in the Premier League under Sam Allardyce this term but still awaits international recognition from England.
According to today’s reports, Jose Mourinho will turn his attentions towards the former Ipswich Town man if Filipe Luis is allowed to depart Stamford Bridge following just one season in West London.
One of our Blues regulars admits that Filipe Luis could be looking towards the exit door after failing to usurp Cesar Azpilicueta as Chelsea’s regular first choice at left back.
With Filipe Luis having nailed down a starting spot under an extremely successful Atletico Madrid outfit under Diego Simeone prior to arriving in West London, the Brazilian international could be tempted to make an early exit to reclaim playing time, and Atleti could be interested in a transfer reunion.
Most of our Chelsea regulars claim Cresswell is not yet good enough to join their ranks but the likes of Gary Cahill have proved in the past that they can handle the step up from a mid-ranking Premier League outfit.