With the Portuguese coach’s contract up at the end of the season, Chelsea are reportedly weighing their options.
However, they may not be the only clubs in the market.
According to Sport Mediaset, the English Premier League champions are also interested in signing Real Madrid’s former coach, Jose Mourinho.
The 26-year-old former Manchester United manager is one of the most popular coaches in the English game and is reportedly interested in a move to the English capital.
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Mourinho, who has been in charge of the Spanish giants since 2009.
However, the Portuguese was sacked by the Spanish club earlier this month.
“I don’t want to say much because it’s all speculation,” Mourinho told reporters at the time.
“I think it’s wrong to make any comment without talking to the president and he will have to make a decision.”
It is believed that the Chelsea president, Roman Abramovich, is keen to keep his coach, but he may have to take a decision in the coming days.
Jose Mourinho’s departure is a big blow to Chelsea.
What does the club need to do in the meantime?
According to Football Italiaset , the English side are considering a number of options in the wake of the Portuguese’s sacking.
The newspaper claim that Mourinho will be leaving the club in the summer and will not be staying in Portugal for long.
However they say Chelsea have already made the decision to buy his replacement, former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Pellegrina is currently in charge at Real Madrid and will be the man Chelsea have to replace Mourinho.
The Portuguese will have been under pressure to get the club back to the top of the Premier League and he is not happy with what he has seen so far.
However Mourinho will have a few weeks to find a replacement.
He is still likely to be Chelsea manager until the end, and his departure could leave Chelsea looking to replace him in the near future.
What are the Chelsea players doing ahead of the transfer deadline?
If Chelsea do end up buying Mourinho’s replacement, they could be left in a position to win a lot of games this season.
However the club are also in a situation where they could still lose out on a number if they miss out on the Europa League.
According the report, there are several factors that could prevent the Blues from securing a spot in the Europa league next season.