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Filipe Luis tells Miranda he wants to leave Chelsea

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Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has told his Brazil international teammate Miranda that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.

This is according to Spanish newspaper AS - and brought to our attention by the Daily Star - who claim Luis has realised how content he was at Atletico Madrid prior to his big-money move to Chelsea last summer.

Luis, 29, spent four successful years at the Vicente Calderon - where he played alongside the talismanic Miranda - winning a host of major honours including the Spanish league title, the Europa League, the Copa del Rey and two UEFA Super Cups.

Premier League appearances

The South American left-back then agreed to complete a £15.8 million move to Chelsea, but has only made 10 Premier League appearances for the west London outfit.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has often preferred to play right-footed full-back Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of Luis, who is currently sidelined with a calf injury.

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On the occasions he has been selected the Brazilian has performed well, but it seems he is less than content with his current situation, despite how well Chelsea are playing.

The Blues are currently seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table, through to the Capital One Cup final and the Champions League knockout stages.

Luis wants Atletico to take him home

The report in AS suggests Luis wants Atletico to make an offer to Chelsea to bring him back to Madrid this summer.

The reigning La Liga champions, however, replaced Luis with the former Granada left-back Guilherme Siqueira last summer - and the 28-year-old Brazilian has proved a more-than-worthy replacement in Diego Simeone's side.

With Luis turning 30 in August, it seems unlikely that Atletico would be prepared to spend big money to bring him back to the Vicente Calderon, despite the fact Simeone was desperate to keep him at the club last summer.

Instagram post

Luis, however, appeared to dismiss these latest rumours by posting a picture on Instagram showing him in training with Chelsea alongside three blue love hearts for the caption.

But rumours linking him with a move back to Spain will only intensify the more Mourinho opts to keep him on the bench in favour of Azpilicueta.

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