Chelsea transfer news: Filipe Luis 'may have to pay' to force £19m move from Atletico Madrid
Chelsea not prepared to meet left back's release clause, according to reports
Thursday 03 July 2014
Filipe Luis may have to stump up his own money if he is to force through a move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea.
The 28-year-old has pleaded with his club to let him leave for less than his £19m buy-out clause as Chelsea feel that is too much for the left back, according to the Daily Mail.
With reports indicating Chelsea willing to offer between £8-10m for the Brazilian, it could mean Luis footing the rest of the bill unless Atletico chiefs lower their price.
Luis, who did not make Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad, could join former Atletico team-mates Diego Costa and Tiago at Stamford Bridge next season.
With Ashley Cole departed, and Ryan Bertrand also interested in leaving, Luis would be Jose Mourinho's first choice should he arrive.
The Portuguese is interested in another Atletico defender, centre-back Joao Miranda.
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