Chelsea fans do not look happy today in the Football Transfer Tavern and there is some more bad news coming from Metro.
The publication seem to be under the impression that the Blues have no chance of landing Atletico Madrid full back Filipe Luis this summer – no matter how much cash they throw at the Brazilian defender.
It had been thought that the player was willing to leave the La Liga title winners and was asking the club to consider bids for him, especially from Chelsea.
However, Diego Simeone and his board have put their foot down and it seems Jose Mourinho will have to look elsewhere for reinforcements this summer.
Filipe Luis’ agent Garcia Quilon claimed: “The interest is there, but Atletico will not sell.
“They are determined to keep much of the block for next season. We’ll see what is happening with different players, but the intention is not to sell to anyone.”
That as one of our punters notes over a pint, means that the Blues will have to look elsewhere to sign a replacement for Ashley Cole – not that we think they should be buying up the entire Atletico Madrid team anyway!
Chelsea fans. Who should the Blues turn their attentions to landing now that a move for Filipe Luis looks out of the question? Let us know your thoughts below.
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