Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly already agreed to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea during the summer.
Despite winning the Premier League title last season, Conte’s future has been in doubt over the past six months and as it stands, the Italian is expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign.
A number of managers have been linked with a move to West London, but according to Corriere dello Sport, Chelsea are looking to bring in Allegri in the summer.
The report claims that Allegri has agreed, in principle, to make the switch to England, but Juventus are said to be against allowing the 50-year-old to leave Turin before the end of his contract, which expires in 2020.
Allegri has won 137 of his 195 matches in charge of the Serie A giants since replacing Conte in July 2014, a period which includes three league and cup doubles.