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Chelsea in swap deal for La Liga playmaker

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Chelsea full-back Filipe Luis is open to rejoining Atletico Madrid as part of a deal that would see attacking midfielder Koke move to Stamford Bridge. That's according to Spanish newspaper AS, who claim the Brazilian's failure to break into the Blues line-up has forced him to reconsider his future in west London. Jose Mourinho has preferred to play Cesar Azpilicueta out of position on the left side of defence, which has caused frustration on the 29-year-old's part - and now he wants to be reunited with former mentor Diego Simeone at the Vicente Calderon. Luis has previously stated his intention to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea, but with the Portuguese coach now set on recruiting Koke the South American is likely to prove too valuable a bargaining chip to ignore.

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Cesar Azpilicueta
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Jose Mourinho
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