Filipe Luis has returned to Atletico Madrid after just one season at Chelsea.
The Brazilian arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer in a £16million deal but failed to break into Jose Mourinho’s side.
Despite making his mark as one of Europe’s leading left backs in the Spanish capital, Cesar Azpilicueta made that position his own for the Blues’ title-winning campaign.
But Atletico boss Diego Simeone jumped at the chance to re-sign Luis, agreeing a deal worth around the same as his fee last summer.
The west Londoners have already moved to replace Luis in their squad, with Galatasary’s Alex Telles the latest left back of interest.
The 22-year-old is seen as a cheaper alternative to Augberg’s Abdul Baba Rahman, who would set the Premier League champions back £15m.
Luis leaves Chelsea after turning out 26 times, his solitary goal a stunning free-kick at Derby in the victorious Capital One Cup campaign.
The South American made 127 appearances for Atletico and won the Europa League and Copa del Rey as well as the La Liga title during his first spell with the Rojiblanco.