The Brazil international made just nine Premier League starts in his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, and with little hope of forcing Cesar Azpilicueta out of the starting line-up, he has opted to travel back to the Estadio Vicente Calderon – just a year on from his Blues transfer.
There had previously been reports suggesting that Filipe Luis could return to Atleti in a loan deal, as reported by the Daily Mail; however, Jose Mourinho has agreed to a permanent sale.
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The Blues have not divulged on the transfer fee as yet, but it is expected that they will have recouped much of the £15.8m paid last summer.
Mourinho is likely to sign a replacement for the 29-year-old before the start of the new season, with FC Augsburg’s Abdul Rahman Baba heavily linked.
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