Chelsea in advanced Atletico Madrid talks for Diego Costa and Filipe Luis

Chelsea are closing in on Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.
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Chelsea are closing in on Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.

The Telegraph says if, as expected, Chelsea sign Filipe, who would cost around 20 million euros (£16.5million), it may also be a clear sign that they expect Luke Shaw to join Manchester United. United are planning a £27 million bid for the 18-year-old Southampton left-back.

United have also scouted Filipe, as a replacement for Patrice Evra, with Atletico making it clear they would only listen to offers for the defender this summer.

Filipe is expected to be joined at Chelsea next season by Diego Costa with the Stamford Bridge club having used Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final tie to continue negotiations with Atlético. Talks are believed to have progressed significantly to the extent that, according to sources, both moves have been agreed.

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