Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will have to give Diego Simeone the full authority of having the final say over signing players if he wants the Argentine as the next manager of his football club. Meanwhile, interim manager, Guus Hiddink has had his first chance to look at the players of Stamford Bridge, when he participated in his first training session after the sacking of previous manager Jose Mourinho.

Simeone is one of the top targets at Chelsea along with Pep Guardiola to take over the manager’s position at Stamford Bridge. However, Simeone seems to be one step above in the favourite’s list as Guardiola is also linked with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.

According to the Telegraph, Simeone is extremely happy to stay back as the manager of Atletico Madrid and he will only consider shifting his base to London if all his clauses are met in full. This includes “non-negotiable” final say over the transfer policy at the football club.

Meanwhile, interim manager Hiddink has addressed the full Chelsea squad and has stressed on the fact that there is still an opportunity for the side to win a competition this season after a disastrous showing in the Premier League.

The former Dutch and Russian national team manager was accompanied by Steve Holland and Eddie Newton, who oversaw the afternoon drills and daily training routine of the players.

Presently, Michael Emenalo, who is the technical director at Chelsea, has the final say on the transfer activities. He plays a big role in the transfer business and even Mourinho agreed that the Portuguese had no say over the summer signing of Papy Djilobodji.

Moreover, Emenalo has the backing of Abramovich, which was evident when Chelsea brought no big names over the summer transfer window. However, the move backfired as Chelsea has started one of the worst title defenses in Premier League history.

Transferring Simeone to Chelsea will be an expensive process for Abramovich who needs to pay over £4.4  million (AU $9.01 million) as the Argentine’s salary and also his release clause of around £15 million (AU $30.73 million).

Chelsea takes on Watford at home on Dec 26, 2015, before travelling to Manchester to face Manchester United on Dec 28.

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