A £32m swoop for the Brazilian-born Spain international is rumoured to be all but sealed ahead of the opening of the transfer window, and now it has emerged that the La Liga champions’ left-back is also a target.
The 28-year-old has been one of Atleti’s top performers in recent times, helping the club to a shock league title and Champions League final appearance this weekend.
With Ashley Cole set to leave Chelsea on a free in the coming weeks, signing a new left-sided defender is seen as a priority, and Felipe Luis fits Mourinho’s bill.
‘The Special One’ is keen to pay out around £16m for the 28-year-old, taking his total prospective spend on Atletico players up to £58m.
The Brazil international is seen as a more cost-effective option that Luke Shaw of Southampton, who is rumoured to be closing in on a £30m switch to Manchester United.