Chelsea interested in Atletico Madrid's Felipe Luis
With Ashley Cole already moved on and Ryan Bertrand believed to be on his way out of the exit door as well, Chelsea are keen on replenishing the left back position at their club as quickly as possible.
One of their prime candidates currently remains Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis.
The current La Liga Champions already have had their squad under the microscope of every major club with their stars set to be picked off one by one and the Spanish club are looking to get the most bang for their players' buck as possible.
Chelsea reportedly offered £12 million according to the Star but Atletico countered with a demand of £19 million that Jose Mourinho has now stated will at best only see £15 million from his side.
With the two club's locked in stand still, time is most likely to be the determining factor as Chelsea need a new face at left back and Atletico will need time to replace their 28-year-old defender if he does indeed leave.
Reports from Spain are claiming that Luis himself is willing to pay the £7 million difference if it means he can seal his move to Stamford Bridge before the end of the month and see his English Premier League dream realized.