Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are high as a kite today following their drubbing of Manchester City yesterday and the Blues fans have seen their excitement kicked up a notch by positive reports.
The Daily Mirror state Chelsea have contacted Diego Simeone’s sister Natalia, who also acts as the boss’ agent, to inform the world-class coaches representatives that the highly-rated boss remains as the Blues top-target.
Chelsea have been searching for their next long-term manager ever since Jose Mourinho was sacked in December and they’re now ready to make their move for Simeone, preparing talks with Atletico Madrid to match his release clause.
The price the Blues will have to pay for Simeone depends on any success Atletico, who are chasing the La Liga title and the Champions League, enjoy this term. If they fail to win either competition, Chelsea will pay £3.1m but if they end the season with honours that figure would rise to £5.4m.
Our landlord feels Simeone is the best candidate for Chelsea and he’s urged the Blues to conclude negotiations swiftly, before interest in the boss’ services increase.
Chelsea fans, is Simeone your best choice for your next manager? Let us know in the comments below!