Chelsea step up deal for Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis
The Daily Star says Mourinho has wasted no time in finding a suitable replacement for Ashley Cole and is close to clinching a £20m deal for Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis.
Filipe Luis is also expected to be joined at Chelsea by his Atletico team-mates Diego Costa and Tiago.
Filipe Luis is also eager to quit Atletico Madrid for Chelsea. Marca says his buy-out clause stands at €24m and he is in talks with Atletico to drop the price so to help smooth negotiations with Chelsea.
However, Atletico’s board have so far resisted the request and are unhappy with the Brazilian’s demands.
Atletico pair Diego Costa and Tiago Mendes, two of Luis’ best friends inside the locker room, are already on their way to Chelsea this summer.