Chelsea focus on Filipe Luis as Luke Shaw alternative

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Chelsea will reportedly focus their attention on the acquisition of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid this summer after apparently conceding that first-choice Luke Shaw is set to sign for Manchester United. Shaw was named in the PFA team of the year and, it would appear, will earn a notable transfer for his efforts with Southampton.

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claim that Mourinho had identified Shaw as his prime target to reinforce his Chelsea squad, but the west London club are set to lose out to Manchester United in their pursuit of the 18-year-old.

Shaw is a Chelsea fan but it seems this will not be enough to lure the left-back to Stamford Bridge and, it is reported, a move to Manchester United is as good as done. Manchester United have been linked with Shaw for some time, and are supposedly ready to pay £27 million in order to bring him to Old Trafford.

Filipe, then, represents a cheaper alternative option for Chelsea, with El Confidencial adding that the club could sign the 28-year-old Brazilian for €20 million. Should Filipe move to Chelsea, then this would appear to spell the end for Ashley Cole at the club.

Cole has been displaced by Cesar Azpilicueta this season and is out of contract in the summer. The 33-year-old, seemingly having accepted his fate, broke down in tears after Chelsea’s final home game of the season against Norwich at the weekend.

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