Saturday June 1 2019
Filipe Luis 'days' away from joining FC Barcelona

Altetico Madrid defender Filipe Luis could join La Liga rivals FC Barcelona in a 'matter of days', according to reports in Marca this weekend.

The veteran full back is out of contract with Diego Simeone's side this summer, and he has declined the club's offer of a new deal, and looks set to move on.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Atletico's rivals FC Barcelona since early in 2019, and with Ernesto Valverde looking for cover for first choice left back Jordi Alba, Luis could be an ideal fit. 

Neither Luis, nor either club, have confirmed the deal as yet, but an announcement is expected to be made by his representatives in the coming days. 

The 33-year old has consistently stated that he wants his future to be resolves before starting international duty this summer, with Brazil hosting the Copa America from June 14.

Football Italia website