Jose Mourinho has told Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago to try and convince Filipe Luis to join him and Diego Costa at Chelsea, reports El Confidencial.
The veteran Portuguese has reportedly agreed to return to Chelsea on a free transfer in what will be his second spell at Stamford Bridge. Tiago has retained a strong relationship with Chelsea manager Mourinho and the manager is using that relationship to help him seal some priority transfer targets.
He has already agreed to rejoin Chelsea this summer, according to reports, and is now playing a crucial role in Mourinho's recruitment drive.
Diego Costa has already agreed to join Chelsea and completed a medical with the west London club. According to the Spanish newspaper, Tiago was crucial to convincing Costa to trade the Vicente Calderon for Stamford Bridge and now the midfielder is looking to do the same with Luis.
Mourinho attempted to seal a double transfer deal for both Costa and the Brazilian left-back, but Atletico insisted any bid for Luis would be separate. Chelsea will likely have to pay £20m for Luis, bringing the total value of both transfers to £52m (£32m for Costa).
Before Mourinho officially bids for Luis, he will use Tiago as a mediator between the player and the club, allowing him to gage whether or not he wants to sign for Chelsea.
If Mourinho can seal a deal for Luis, it would be the final piece in a triple swoop of Atletico Madrid stars and will go a long way to reforming the Chelsea side how Mourinho wants it.
Mourinho is likely to chase at least one more striker and is also considering bringing Thibaut Courtois - another Atletico star - back to Stamford Bridge.