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Chelsea have interest in another Atletico defender, according to reports

The Mail is also reporting that we don't like the price of Filipe Luis

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

According to The Daily Mail, there may be a bit of an issue with the signing of Filipe Luis, but Chelsea might have interest in bringing yet another Atletico player to Stamford Bridge next season. The paper is reporting that Chelsea don't want to pay the full buyout for the Brazilian left back, and that the player might have to chip in with some funds of his own in order to make the deal work. That's similar to news that we heard earlier, and after losing Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois already this summer, it's unlikely that Atletico will settle for anything less than the full value of the player's buyout.

What's potentially more interesting in the report is a suggestion that Chelsea have interest in center back Joao Miranda. The 29-year old was sensational for the La Liga champions this season, and his style of play would seemingly fit right in with the system Jose Mourinho employs.

Like Luis, Miranda would be an excellent short term addition, but probably won't have any resale value and won't likely be useful beyond his initial Chelsea contract. With near-ready options like Kurt Zouma and Kenneth Omeruo still with the first team, I'm not sure Miranda makes too much sense for Chelsea, even if they're concerned about whether or not John Terry can replicate his fantastic season. That said, if Chelsea want him, the money really shouldn't be an issue.

With the Miranda link, Chelsea have now been linked to (or acquired) half a dozen Atletico players. The narrative just writes itself sometimes, doesn't it?

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