According to the reports from Spain, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone have joined Premier League giants Chelsea in the race for Napoli defensive star Faouzi Ghoulam.
The 25-year-old Algerian star has made 100 appearances for the Italian club in three years and he has impressed during that time and attracted interest from hosts of European clubs.
Recently Chelsea have been linked with a stunning move for the 25-year-old defender in January as Italian manager Antonio Conte believes he can operate as a left wing-back and perfectly fit in his 3-4-3 formation.
However, according to Calciomercato reports Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone appears to be a huge admirer of 25-year-old defender and hopes to hijack Chelsea move in January.
Both Atletico and Chelsea are looking to bolster the left side of their defense and they have identified African star as their
However, any chances of a move in January could be affected by Ghoulam taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations that month.