Chelsea refuse to pay €24m for Atletico star

Chelsea refuse to pay €24m for Atletico star


Diego Costa could be the ‘first of many’ to depart Vicente Calderon this summer, after Chelsea officially announced yesterday that a deal had been agreed to sign the Spain international from Atletico Madrid.

Former Chelsea midfielder Tiago Mendes is likely to return to the Bridge, while the Blues are working on to lure the Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis as well.

The 28-year-old defender has set his heart out on leaving Spain and moving to Chelsea, but it seems his price-tag/release clause of 24m is proving to be an obstinate obstacle for even the moneymen of the London club.

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Luis has already rejected an improved offer from Atletico, while Spanish newspaper Marca speculates his relationship with the Spanish club is not in amicable terms anymore.

In such a scenario, Luis would ask the club to lower his release clause, in order to facilitate his move to Chelsea, but chances of his wishes being granted are almost impossible.

However, both the parties are willing to solve the problem within next week, as Atletico understand it is a mere futile attempt to keep hold of the player, who is unwilling to commit his future at the club.

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  1. I think dis guy is too old, 28 an is also very expensive y not look for a younger player with good quality. around d age of 23/24 who can do d job very well

  2. I think this filipe we be a best sigining 4 chelsea pls mr mourinho go nd get him..after that no sign any player again

  3. James Rodriguez / Moreno / Vertangen ! Luis is good but 24m for 28 yrs old LB player? He’s not Falcao or Ibra ! Newayz we sud sign em up for max 10m

  4. Luiz is a nice player but €24m just to sign him is too much. I think chelsea should sign a player of about 23/24 who will bring more impact to the club.

  5. Jose mou,why are you so interested in ready made players? Imagine alots of players cfc has.see jose stop buying rubbish and bring up these young players.ok

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