Chelsea have targeted Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager.
Poch, at loggerheads with Spurs chief Daniel Levy over transfer funds, is aware of interest from Blues owner Roman Abramovich.
Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, is expected to be fired after Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United.
Although Chelsea failed to secure Champions League football, they have identified Pochettino as the man to bring in a long-term strategy at Stamford Bridge.
He then admitted his future was uncertain as he prepares for crunch talks with Levy this week over the transfer budget and the club’s wage structure.