Chelsea Plan Surprise Swap Move For Atletico Star

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Chelsea are in talks with Atletico about a possible exchange deal which would see flop defender Filipe Luis return to the Spanish club and utility man Toby Alderweireld join Chelsea, according to the Daily Star.

Belgium star Alderweireld, 26, spent a successful loan spell at Southampton last season, and has been linked with a permanent move to the Premier League.

But Brazilian left-back Luis failed to fit in at Stamford Bridge after joining the club for £15.8m last summer.

Alderweireld is surplus to requirements at Madrid and although Southampton have an agreement in place to buy him for a set fee, the clause does not prevent other clubs attempting to sign him.