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Chelsea Target Cuts Contact with Club

If anyone was wondering quite why the proposed transfer of Filipe Luis, from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea, has appeared to have stalled, it`s not from want of trying by the Brazilian left-back.

It would seem, from reports in some news sources, Luis is still very keen t become a Chelsea player and has, if the reports are correct, cut-off all contact with the Madrid based club in order to force through a move.

Now whether this turns out to be productive or counter-productive or even becomes part of the ongoing saga relating to Thibaut Courtois wanting to stay in Madrid for a fourth season remains to be seen!

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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 1 2014

Time: 7:27AM

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well the transfer window has now opened so I guess we will now see transfers start to pick up
If that was the case in Luis deal, then what as well is holding up Diego Costa deal?
Izibeserime Azabia
If Luis coming to chelsea means, TC staying at AM for one more season, we should back off....There are plenty of LBs in the market....
I think this is a matter of us not wanting to pay the 24mil euros buyout clause in filipe's contract. The board probably feel they could get him for lesser. Part of the reason i chuckle at the idea of people who think we will pay 45-60mil for pogba.
Also by blocking all contact from athletico and trying to force a move, the more reason i see athletico wanting the whole fee for filipe to be paid. They are probably gutted with him. If that is the case, we probably have to make athleti pardon him or we just pay the whole sum already
No Kola. We can walk away from the deal. They already have siquiera and theycannot afford to have the two in their squad. Particularly an unhappy Filipe. A. Madrid board are very greed it seems
we should get the TC loan fee (6-8m euro) waived from Luis's release clause or Costa's fee...else, we should walk away from the deal...
^^Fee they owe us last year for playing in UCL.
Rumours are that we want to deduct the TC fee from the 32m Pounds release clause of Costa but AM are being stubborn.
Mark signs a one year contract extension. Cole, Eto'o, Lamps, Hillario and Hutchinson officially released.
Mark signs a one year contract extension. Cole, Eto'o, Lamps, Hillario and Hutchinson officially released.
Mark signs a one year contract extension. Cole, Eto'o, Lamps, Hillario and Hutchinson officially released.
Sorry for the triple posts
DiMaria has made it clear he is ready and willing to leave Madrid. He is available for 35m. Madrid to replace him with James Rodriguez.
Wonder why they keep calling 26yr old Lallana a youngster. LOL.
about time jose gets ready n moves fast with the trnsfrs, st , seems madrid wants to milk ur for luiz n mata money ... if it gets diff jose should just ditch them n find the replacements
Now Di Maria is a player we should get hands down
I seriously doubt Di Maria would be made available by RM. They must be foolish in the extreme to sell a player like Di Maria for Rodriguez. But (God willing ) they are that foolish, we should bite their hands off and take him. He would be an absolute sensation on the Right.
their is this report that we have signed Khedira... I sincerely hope not.. cos we don't really need him now with Tiago coming
spending any money of a 29 yr left back is a wsste...he is neither good at all...people here are just overrating just becasue he is related to us...he is not good at all..rather go for christian rodrigues or moreno...they are young and good also...
@dwonder, we can walk away only if we are not serios about signing filipe. If we are seros then we can't leave his future in the balance me think
@shlok, i do not think filipe is 29yrs old. And when you remember cole played into is 33, we can as well get good 4yrs from filipe if everything goes right and if he is actually 29 which i doubt.
Luis wil b 29 next month
Izibeserime Azabia
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma would welcome a loan move to Sunderland, according to the Sun website
Schlok If you say we shouldn't buy Filipe Luis because of his age I will understand but to say he is overrated is ridiculous.
Suarez is off to Barcelona.
Costa deal imminent
we should not sign him.. he had just one good season and he is already nearing 30. does anyone think that he can replace A.Cole? we should sign any one of coentrao or marcelo or we can consider someone available from the world cup teams for our LB position.
Sathish Lakshmanan
We can never wrap things up in a simple manner. There always has to be drama. lol!!
Terrific 28 years old LB just coming into his prime as a footballer.He his way better than all the others and will form a great partnership with Hazard on the left,leaving Azpi to move to the right,to form a partnership with Willian.
Fellipe luis has been a very good and consistent leftback for over the past few years but players like him, juanfran, gabi, thiago etc are always the unsung heroes while limelight goes to the others like the falcaos, koke and costa. I can understand chelsea holding their ground over not paying the buyout clause of 24mil for a 29year old LB especially after loaning them a player that has been key to their recent success. One other thing people dont know is that in spain, the taxes involved in activating a buyout is more than twice compared to when a club is signing a player by dealing with the club directly.
Chelz Akamz
Agent_Edward 2m Monaco say James Rodriguez will not leave for noting less than 90m.
Official: Deal done for Costa.
Official: Deal done for Costa.
SameX Costa agreement reached.
I support chelsea board's strategy of playing hardball cos sooner than later atletico would have to shift ground especially now that it had emerge that the player wants to move. Am eager to have that guy in our team than the Costa that everyone have been *****ing about. U can win cup competitions with a bunch of inexperience kids but not the league. To win the league, u need to assemble an experienced and deep squad who can withstand the pressure when the going gets though. Thats why city were title favorites from day one of last season. Take a look at Jose's signings since he arrived with the exception of sallah. Willian-25, Swazger-41, Eto-32, Matic-25. Shurrle and Van Ginkel were not his signings as those deals were already in the pipeline before he arrived. If he had gotten Rooney our title challenge would have turned out differently. Jose knows his job very well, if the board support him with his prefered signings, he would win the league next season. At the end of last season, he said he wants to move surgically in the coming transfer market and started by signing a very experienced Fabregas and he knows what he is doing.
Chelz Akamz
Man Utd: 28m Fellaini 38m Mata 29m Herrera 34m Shaw =129M Chelsea: 32M Hazard 30M Willian 25M Oscar 32M Costa = 119M
@satish tamil i c ? costa has played well but coz od falcao aguero hasnt got much first team football for top teams ... im sure with fab in team costa n torres can start scoring ... we should finish the buyss asap and get these guys for preseason
Having reached an agreement for costa it seems rumours about lukaku moving the other way has been *****e afteral.
And if we wrap up the felipe luis signing it means the club as done the basic signings we expected from them. I say Weldone to the board and jose so far. Very quality signings we have brought in so far.
Now, lets wrap up Felipe's deal.... Welcome Costa......
what is so special about luis...he has just one good season...dont make him look like he is a world class left back...nobody knew him before this season...just because jose wants him here that doesnt means he is good...he is 29 go check would.had been better to keep cole ratger than bringing luis...
The fact that Mark will be with us next season does seem to infer that TC may stay . But Hilario has also left so maybe Marc will be third choice GK .
Michael Reid
Schlok How many good seasons did Azpi have before we got him? How many good season have Rodriguez and Moreno played that almost all the top teams want to land them?
There's a lot more to come in this transfer window.
If Luis was to come, the deal shouldn't include Courtois at all.
nice samex
Not unreasonable if Chelsea want a discount off Luis buy-out clause, when AM owe us for playing TC. Let's not forget the money they made by reaching the final as a result of using TC against us.
AM board do not seem to be 'gentlemanly'
Mou Should do what it takes to get that Luis.But if it were possible we should get Mena from Chile or is it Mexico.And again i saw a USA right back called Deandre Yedlin whom gave Voetergon a night to remember.if i were a cfc scout that boy would be en route to have medical with blues.Plz Mou get that boy who is an upgrade of Marcelo times 2.

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