According to a report published in The Mirror Diego Simeone has told Atletico Madrid that he will only stay at the club if he allowed signing a top-class forward this summer.
The former Argentine international guided his team into the Champions League final, where they were beaten by city rivals Real Madrid on penalties.
Simeone had previously stated that he was “thinking about thinking” about resigning as the head coach of the Los Rojiblancos.
Later, he declared that he was willing to continue as the manager as long as he was allowed to spend big this summer, and with Atletico now considered one of Europe’s top club, he will more than likely get his wish.
Los Rojiblancos President Gil Marin has given his nod to Simeone’s demands and the former player will be given a massive transfer budget to sign any player he wants.
Simeone is looking to sign a top defender and a deadly striker, having already secured the signature of long-term target Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica.
Simeone is looking to reunite with former Atletico and current Chelsea striker Diego Costa and is also keeping a tab on PSG’s Edinson Cavani.
Atletico was also linked with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.