RUMOURS: Chelsea target Simeone working on English

The 45-year-old has been strongly linked with the Blues and is reportedly learning the language in preparation for a summer move to Stamford Bridge

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has reportedly been taking English lessons as rumours persist that he will move to Chelsea in the summer.

The Sunday People claim the Blues have identified the Argentine as their No.1 candidate and have made further checks on his availability at the end of the current campaign.

The coach's sister, Natalia, has reportedly been contacted by representatives of the Stamford Bridge outfit in the past fortnight as they look for interim boss Guus Hiddink's successor.

Simeone currently has four years left on his deal with Atletico but is understood to have told close friends that he is seeking a new challenge.