Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is on Chelsea’s shortlist as they consider replacements for Antonio Conte.
The London Evening Standard says an increasing number of sources connected to the club have suggested that Conte, who is admired by Paris St Germain, won’t see out the final year of his current deal.
But Juventus and Napoli are determined to keep hold of managers Massimiliano Allegri and Sarri in light of increased interest from Chelsea.
Sarri has also been observed by Chelsea having done an outstanding job at fellow Serie A club Napoli.
They currently lead Juventus in the title race by a point and have impressed with their exciting style of play, which has been compared to that of Manchester City.
Sarri’s current agreement expires in 2020, however significantly it contains a release clause worth £7.1m.