Atletico in talks to re-sign Chelsea's Filipe Luis

The Brazil international left-back made just 11 league starts in his first season at Stamford Bridge and could return to La Liga this summer


Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has confirmed that the club are in talks with Chelsea to re-sign full-back Filipe Luis.

The Brazil international only moved to Stamford Bridge from Atletico last summer but has struggled for first-team opportunities, appearing only 11 times in the starting XI in the Premier League.

And though Cerezo says that bringing Filipe Luis back to the club would be a boost, a deal will only be done if it makes financial sense.

“There are negotiations in place but I don’t know how fruitful they will be,” he told COPE. “Filipe Luis is a magnificent player. We would be delighted if he comes back and I think that, in the end, we will find a solution.

“As always, the financial aspect takes precedence over the sentimental aspect but I believe a deal can be reached.”

Filipe Luis was a regular as Diego Simeone’s side won the Primera Division title and reached the Champions League final in 2013-14 before moving to London, where he has two years remaining on his current contract with the English champions.

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