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Chelsea target punished amidst Blues transfer talk

Filipe LuisMetro seem to think that Chelsea are moving a step closer to Filipe Luis and after punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern heard about the left back being forced to train with the reserves, we have to agree with them.

Jose Mourinho has finally decided to cave in and pay £20 million for Ashley Cole’s replacement and we think that is a fair amount of money for a player who is nearing the wrong side of 30.

However, given his excellent performances for Atletico Madrid during their La Liga winning campaign last term, it may well be worth it in the end.

The Blues have been on a strong summer recruitment drive and Mourinho has made it clear that he sees this as the start of something new at the club.

The Blues boss has even allowed a host of former Chelsea favourites to leave in order to bring some new blood into the club.

A few of our punters are wondering just why Mourinho is keen to pay such an amount for Luis when Ashley Cole was just released, agreeing to take a pay cut with Serie A giants Roma.

Chelsea fans. Are you happy to be paying £20 million for a player who is 28-years-old and not that much younger than the released Ashley Cole? Let us know your thoughts below.

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