Tevez has a year left to run on his contract in Turin and has so far failed to reach an agreement with the Bianconeri over a new deal.
Meanwhile, Atletico and several other clubs have been tipped to make a move for the player and Simeone admitted he would love to work with the 31-year-old.
“The truth is that I have not spoken to Tevez. But I know the club are talking to his agent,” revealed the coach to AS. “It’s always exciting to be able to count on players like Tevez.
“His contributions extend beyond the number of goals he is capable of scoring. His temperament would make him ideal for Atletico, given the way he and the club live football.”
Tevez is not the only attacking Argentine addition being linked with the club, with Simeone also revealing he is close to agreeing a deal with Villarreal for Luciano Vietto.
“He [Vietto] is a goal of ours, and we are close [to an agreement],” continued the trainer. “His signing would be a major boost, as he is a player with extraordinary characteristics.
“He reminds me greatly of [former Atletico striker David] Villa, with his way of playing between the lines rare in football today. I knew him even before I took charge of him at Racing, and gave his debut.”
Simeone also had words of praise for his current strikeforce, stating the team have “no problems there” and explaining the club’s troubles in front of goal had not been their fault.
“This year, [Antoine] Griezmann scored 22 while [Mario] Mandzukic managed 12. [Fernando] Torres is accustomed to being very competitive and improved us when he joined,” he concluded.
“Instead, our midfield had difficulty scoring compared to the previous year. Now, I have great expectations for the campaign ahead, as we will have even more tactical options after a complex last season.”
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