Chelsea will look to sign no less than four players from Atletico Madrid this summer for a sum total of €100 million, with Filipe Luis, Tiago and defender Miranda set to follow Diego Costa to Stamford Bridge according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Costa is on the verge of finally completing his move to Chelsea after the club confirmed yesterday that they'd activated his €41 million release clause, with the deal expected to be finalised shortly.
With Costa's move complete the Blues will now turn their attention to sealing deals for Luis, who is expected to replace Ashley Cole in Chelsea's starting line-up, and Tiago, who spent a season under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge in 2004.
Tiago is available on a free transfer and is expected to put pen to paper on a two-year deal, while Atletico Madrid value Luis at around €24 million. Interestingly, AS claim that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has charged Tiago with convincing Luis to make the move to Stamford Bridge and it appears as though he's done his job, with the move expected to be completed soon.
Manchester United transfer tussle
The final piece of the puzzle for Mourinho appears to be a central defender, with David Luiz on his way to join Paris Saint-Germain. According to AS, the man for the job is Miranda, who has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United.
The Spanish source say that Atletico Madrid will not sell for a penny less than €30 million - and are still hoping that Thibaut Courtois or Romelu Lukaku could be included in the deal.
Courtois has spent the last three seasons on loan at the Vicente Calderon but is expected back at Chelsea to take up his spot in goal next season, while Lukaku is valued at £25 million by the Blues so it seems unlikely that a swap agreement could be reached.
It had previously been reported that Manchester United were close to sealing a deal for Miranda as they look to bolster their defensive line following the departure of both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. However that deal appears to have stalled and Chelsea could well pounce.
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