Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club are willing to discuss the sale of Filipe Luis.
The Brazilian full-back only joined the Blues last summer, but The Guardian reports that the 29-year-old is poised to move back to Atletico Madrid just 12 months after leaving the Vicente Calderon for Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho splashed out £15.8million on the left-sided defender following Ashley Cole's move to Roma, but Luis failed to cement a place in the Chelsea first team and started only nine times in the 13 games where he appeared in the Premier League last season.
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Cesar Azpilicueta was promoted to the starting line-up after two years serving as Cole's back-up on the King's Road, and he saw action for the champions 29 times in the English top flight.
With the Spaniard ahead of his teammate in the pecking order, Mourinho now appears willing to admit defeat with regards to Luis, and has confirmed that he would be open to discussing the player's departure if Atletico come to the table.
'The Special One' also revealed that he wouldn't hesitate to delve into the transfer market once again, were the former Figueirense starlet to make his exit and return to La Liga.
“If they want him back then they have to pay and we have to discuss the offer. Then we have to react and we have to go in the market," he said, according to the paper.
Augsburg defender Abdul Baba Rahman is the player Chelsea have in mind should Luis leave, the media outlet claims. The 21-year-old Ghanaian left-back already has 11 caps to his name, and is also being linked with Roma.
Whoever joins will have a tough time dislodging Azpilicueta from the first team. He impressed last season when stepping-up to the side, and will expect to be the man for Mourinho once again at the start of the campaign.
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