Chelsea target Diego Simeone has told friends he will be interested in moving to Chelsea next summer, according to Squawka.
The report claims the current Atletico Madrid manager has privately confirmed to his friends that he will love to take over the managerial sit at Stamford Bridge that is set to be vacant in the summer.
The Blues have began searching for a long term replacement for Jose Mourinho who was sacked last week and current Atletico Madrid manager is regarded as the Blues first choice.
The Express claims the West London club contacted the Argentine four weeks ago about a potential move to West London in the summer.
The Atletico manager refused to comment on speculations about his future as he claims he wouldn’t talk about it “out of respect to all parties involved”.
With Guardiola reportedly set to join Manchester City, the Blues are set to step up their chase to sign Simeone who is now regarded as one of the best managers in the world due to his achievements in La liga.
Simeone joined Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has since then won the La Liga, Copa del rey and also reached the Champions league finals in 2014.Follow Football News Arena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from across the major Leagues in Europe and around the World.