Atletico Madrid re-sign full back Filipe Luis

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Atletico Madrid have signed left back Filipe Luis from Chelsea just one year on from allowing him to move the other way.

The 29-year-old made 26 appearances for the Blues, but it was by and large a disappointing season for him with the English champions, but has signed a four year deal at the Spanish capital’s second club.

Returning to his old home

For their part Atletico know what they’re getting with the defender, who was under used for the Blues as Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic were preferred at full back.

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Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero told his club website - as per BBC Sport: "We all know Filipe Luis. We will be stronger with one of the most talented wingers in the world. He already knows our club and our way of playing so he will adapt quickly."

Seeking a replacement?

Chelsea have been linked with 21-year-old FC Augsburg and Ghana left-back Abdul Baba Rahman. They are expected to complete a move for the youngster in the coming days, with the fee rumoured to be around £15million.

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This is a vast amount for someone so young, as there is a very real possibility he may not secure a regular starting berth. They had to pay a premium for the player because they were vying for his signature with Arsenal amongst other clubs.

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