Filipe Luis: Chelsea will decide my future

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Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving Stamford Bridge in the forthcoming transfer window, but says that the Premier League champions will decide his future because he still has two years to run on the contract he signed last summer.

The London Evening Standard carries quotes from the Brazil international, who spoke to reporters after his country's recent 1-0 friendly victory over Honduras.

Luis played the full 90 minutes of the 2014 World Cup hosts' final warm-up game ahead of the Copa America which takes place in Chile this month, and answered a number of questions regarding his future beyond the tournament.

"It's difficult to talk about my future because I do not really know what will happen," he admitted. "I have a contract with Chelsea and I belong to the club, so it's up to them."

The South American left-back has been heavily linked with a return to former club Atletico Madrid following reports that Diego Simeone is keen to be reunited with the player at the Vicente Calderon.

Luis started just nine Premier League games during his debut campaign in west London - significantly fewer than he would've expected to have featured in after his £16 million transfer last summer.

However, the 29-year-old has failed to dislodge Cesar Azpilicueta from his position on the left side of defence, and as a result was forced to settle for a watching brief from the substitutes' bench for the majority of the 2014/15 campaign.

It's not yet clear whether Jose Mourinho would be willing to let the flying full-back leave west London after one solitary season, but the fact he is allegedly interested in signing a number of other Colchoneros stars means that Luis could be used as a makeweight in any potential deal.

The £78,000-a-week star will only quit Chelsea if its to return to the recently dethroned La Liga champions, though, as he's already rejected an offer from local rivals Real Madrid to become Rafa Benitez's first signing at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Chelsea fans: Would you be sad to see Filipe Luis leave Stamford Bridge this summer? Should Jose Mourinho give him more chances in the Chelsea team next season? Share your thoughts below…

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