The former Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti is in the process of moving back to London and is keen on taking charge of the Blues once again, but only if current head coach Antonio Conte has left.
Speculation has been rampant that the Italian manager could leave the West London club at the end of the campaign, having refused a contract extension and fallen out with the club’s board.
The Stamford Bridge outfit started the season in poor form, leading to reports he could be axed even sooner, though he has got them back playing superb football again.
The 58-year-old Ancelotti was one of several names muted as a replacement, and the latest reports from The Sun report that the former Bayern Munich manager is returning to the capital.
He cleared out his apartment in Germany this week and is shipping all his possessions to London, having kept the home he lived in during his spell in charge of Chelsea between 2009 and 2011.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss is keen to return to management, particularly in the Premier League, and would come back to Roman Abramovich’s team – but only once his friend Antonio Conte has left.
Ancelotti did the double in the 2009/10 season, but was sacked by Chelsea the following year after ending the campaign trophyless.