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Thursday May 9 2019
Filipe Luis set for Atletico Madrid exit

Filipe Luis is set to leave Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer when his contract expires, report Diario AS.

The 33-year-old is out of contract at the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona to provide back-up for Jordi Alba.

Diego Godin has already confirmed his departure this summer while Juanfran Torres is also out of contract, with Lucas Hernandez joining Bayern Munich while Luis now looks set to go too.

A fortnight ago, the Brazilian told reporters: “I hope I can continue next season, I want to and I already made it clear.

“I want to continue here. club, I want to stay but it's in the hands of the club. I'm enjoying the games that remain and hopefully I can convince them that I can stay.

“It depends on the club.”

The left-back started his career at Brazilian side Figueirense before moving to European football with a switch to Ajax in 2004 and has also enjoyed stints at Deportivo La Coruna and Chelsea.

Separate reports from his native country confirms an approach from the Catalan giants while Borussia Dortmund are also said to hold an interest in a potential move.

Football Italia website