If the reports in the Spanish media is anything to go by, Chelsea and Brazil national team defender Luis Filipe may soon be on his way back Spain with a return to Atlectico Madrid reportedly on the card. It had earlier been claimed Chelsea would use the Brazilian as part of the deal that would see Koke join the blues but that story seems not to be true.
According to El Confidencial who to be fair were the first to report Luis Filipe to Chelsea last summer and were consistent in their report on the Brazilian joining Chelsea all through the summer, the Brazilian is on his way back to Spain. The paper claims Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have both agreed a deal and the Brazilian will go back to Spain in the summer after several months of talks between both clubs.
There had been reports claiming Diego Simone does not want the left-back back to the club because he was angry with the way he left the club for Chelsea last summer but El Confidencial claims their sources within the Atletico Madrid camp has confirmed to them that there is no bad blood towards the Brazilian at the Madrid club. The Spanish paper claims this is not true and as a matter of fact, Diego Simeone and Atletic directors seem the move as a good one for the club, in fact, they consider it as a year long loan deal for which Chelsea paid £15.8 million.
Although the player will not move back to Atletic for free, it is expected the club will be circa £8 million to get him back from Chelsea which is considered a good deal for the club.
Should Luis Filipe leave, Chelsea could make a move for Porto’s Alex Sandro.