Turkey boss looks more likely to join Stamford Bridge side.
Chelsea have moved a step closer to signing Guus Hiddink from Turkey, with the Dutchman already preparing his first transfer.
The 64-year-old is ready to move back to the day-to-day running of football club but as yet is still unclear whether he will be at Stamford Bridge as manager or director of football.
Hiddink will make Galatasaray winger Arda Turan his first signing which could spell the end of Florent Malouda’s career with the Blues.
The 24-year-old will be available for around £15million after impressing Hiddink while on international duty.
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) insists there an no new developments but admit they are powerless to stop Hiddink returning to the club he managed to the FA Cup in 2009.
“Hiddink says he has a contract but these promises don’t have value,” a TFF source told the BBC. “Chelsea is too good an offer to turn down and the Federation understands this.
“Hiddink feels he still has a job to do there, he wants to work every day, and win Championships and maybe the Champions League.
“We will understand that he has coached his last Turkey game as long as Chelsea pay the compensation.”