Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has confessed to his former Atletico Madrid teammate Joao Miranda he wants to return to La Liga after struggling to adapt at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Spain.
The Brazil international moved from the La Liga champions to the west London club in the summer of 2014 for around £16m alongside his former Atletico Madrid teammates Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois.
Having garnered a reputation as one of the best left-backs in the world during his time in Spain, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho earmarked him as the perfect replacement to Ashley Cole.
However, the 29-year-old defender has only started five Premier League games this season due to the impressive form of Cesar Azpilicueta.
Even though he has only been in England for a few months, the report claims the Brazil international regrets leaving Atletico Madrid, on the back of the big effort made by manager Diego Simeone to keep him in his ranks.
AS even claims Filipe, who still has a good relationship with a number of Atletico players, recently called Miranda and confessed "his desire to return" to the Vicente Calderon.
"Luis has failed to adapt to Chelsea. He has realised how happy he was under Simeone and in a recent conversation with Miranda, he told him that his desire is to return to Atletico ago," AS said.
The Spanish newspaper also points out that last summer, Filipe tried to convince Miranda to join him, Costa and Courtois in their new experience in the Premier League.
However, Miranda, who was also linked with a move to Manchester United, decided to snub the chance to move to England to stay in La Liga.