Filipe Luis seems set for a move away and it felt to be coming as last season he couldn’t really break into playing 11. Though given the chance he did perform well but in Mourinho’s point of view it just wasn’t enough. Azpilicueta was always the favourite, mainly because he offered more assurance at the back than Luis. While going forward, former Atletico man clearly does a better job but during the process he leaves a gap behind, which is a gamble Mou doesn’t like and made Spaniard as the clear favourite.
Chelsea are short on defense and with Luis departure it becomes a top priority to add some quality in this department. Chelsea had been linked with number of defenders now and also, the Portugal Manager has publicly confirmed that he’d be signing atleast one defender this year. So, we can expect them to add one more member to the squad in few weeks as Mourinho doesn’t like to play the waiting game.
Perhaps the most ideal signing would be Real Madrid youngster, Varane. Chelsea has been long linked with him and also Mou’s admiration for Varane is no secret. French International is one of the highest rated young player in Europe and would most likely jump ahead of Cahill and Zouma in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. So, clearly addition of French man would boost Chelsea’s defense. Though there has been no official bid made yet, it wouldn’t be a surprise if one’s made soon.