One of the unheralded heroes of Atletico Madrid's historic La Liga win and Champions League final appearance, Filipe Luis (above, left), has long been linked with a move to Chelsea, with the rumours heightened since Ashley Cole appeared on the Premier League list of anticipated released players.
Valued at £13.2m and aged 28-years-old, Luis proved reliably consistent for Atleti this season, playing 32 times in the Primera Division and ten times in the Champions League and the Brazilian - who will not be competing in the FIFA World Cup tournament in his homeland this summer - has reaffirmed his loyalty to the Vicente Calderon club for the duration of his contract.
Luis' current deal expires in 2017 and he told O Globo: "I have a contract for three years. My thought is to continue."
The experience at Chelsea, at a club more renowned than Atletico, Luis would more likely attract the attention of his national manager, while he would also have fellow Brazillians such as Willian and Oscar to forge relationships with should he move to Stamford Bridge.
However, he did mention that lifting the World Cup was never a dream of his.
Following the transfer confirmation of another Brazillian - David Luiz - who left SW6 for PSG last week, there may be a player heading the other way, as the Blues - according to ESPN - are interesting in Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Estadio Deportivo, meanwhile, claim that Borussia Monchengladbach are readying a bid for Chelsea youngster Marko Marin, who enjoyed a loan spell at Sevilla last term.
And finally, here is a video that highlights all of the goals scored by Chelsea's plethora of youngsters who had loan spells away from the club last season.