Report: Chelsea approach top target Simeone

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Chelsea have allegedly contacted Diego Simeone’s agent in a bid to bring him to Stamford Bridge this summer

 

According to the Independent, Chelsea have approached Diego Simeone as he remains high on the list of potential candidates to replace interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season.

The Argentinian boss, who appeared over 100 times for the national team in his playing days, is one of the best young managers in the game.

He has built an Atletico Madrid side that won La Liga in the 2013/14 season, the same campaign that saw him guide the team to the Champions League final only to lose to rivals Real Madrid.

Simeone prides himself on building a solid defensive unit and this season has been no different.

No team in Europe’s top five leagues have conceded fewer goals than Atletico Madrid’s tally of 11 this season, with goalkeeper Jan Oblak keeping 15 clean sheets in 24 league games.

It is claimed that the 45-year-old is learning English as he prepares himself for a move to the Premier League. He is contracted with the Spanish club until 2020 and Chelsea may have to pay a release clause of around £3 million if they are to get their man.

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