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Diego Simeone agrees €12 million a year deal to become Chelsea manager - reports

The former Argentine boss is been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League today.

Could we be seeing Simeone in the Premier League next season?
Could we be seeing Simeone in the Premier League next season?
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ATLETICO MADRID MANAGER Diego Simeone has reportedly agreed to become the next Chelsea manager.

According to reports in Spain, Simeone has told Atletico he will leave the club at the end of the season to take over from interim boss Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge.

The Argentine manager will move to Chelsea in a deal worth a staggering £9.28 million (€12 million) a year, Spanish outlet OK Diario claims.

The Premier League champions have been without a permanent manager since they parted ways with Jose Mourinho last December.

Simeone emerged as an early candidate to succeed Mourinho in West London and after Pep Guardiola opted to assume the reins at Manchester City, Roman Abramovich has made the 45-year-old his primary target.

During his time at the Vicente Cauldron, Simeone has guided Atletico to five major trophies during his reign; La Liga, Europa League, Super Cup, Copa del Rey and the Supercopa de Espana.

Simeone has been in charge of Atletico since December 2011, taking over from current Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

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