Filipe Luis
Luis happy at Chelsea despite Atletico links.Getty

Chelsea defender Filipe Luis insists he is happy at Chelsea having been linked with a return to former club Atletico Madrid.

Luis, 29, was part of the Atletico team that ended Barcelona and Real's Madrid's dominance of La Liga last season, but would join Diego Costa in leaving the club for Stamford Bridge later that summer.

Jose Mourinho sanctioned a deal worth £16m for the Brazilian, but he remains second choice to Cesar Azpilicueta having started just seven Premier League games, in addition to a further 10 in the Champions League and League Cup.

With Atletico yet to adequately replace Luis, reports in Spain suggest Diego Simeone's side will look into bringing the defender back to the Vicente Calderon. But while he acknowledges anything can change in football, Luis plans to honour his contract in west London.

"I am just focused on Chelsea, on working hard and giving my best in order to end the season with another important and beautiful trophy," he told Marca. "Of course, everything can change in football, but I am happy and have a three-year contract at Chelsea that I'd like to see out."

Luis however remains close to Atletico and credits the club and the manager for their role they have played in his career.

"I had some of the best years of my career at Atletico and remember the supporters, my teammates and the coaching staff fondly. I am really fond of El Cholo [Simeone], he is a great coach that taught me so much. The fact that he is staying is great news for all Atletico supporters."

Luis is currently with the Brazil squad preparing for international friendlies against France (26 March) and Chile (29 March).