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Chelsea star set to depart as La Liga outfit sell Liverpool target

Chelsea star Filipe Luis is set to join Atletico Madrid after they agreed a deal to sell Guilherme Siqueira, reports the Daily Express.

The left-back is going to move to Juventus in an £8.5 million deal, meaning there will be room in Diego Simeone’s squad for the return of the 29-year-old. Liverpool and Manchester United have both been linked to the defender, but it seems the Old Lady has managed to get their man ahead of them.

With Alberto Moreno and Luke Shaw both recent expensive acquisitions in the position from the Premier League sides, they may not be too worried about missing out.

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The Blues star only left the Vicente Calderon last summer, but found it hard to make an impact in the Premier League. Cesar Azpilicueta was generally prefered at full-back by manager Jose Mourinho, this left Luis stuck on the substitutes’ bench for much of the campaign.

As such they won’t be too shaken by his departure. Nonetheless, Mourinho has made it clear that he wants to replace the player and has been loinked to a move for Augsburg ace Baba Rahman [BBC].

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