Chelsea are planning summer move for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino if Italian manager Antonio Conte departs from the club this summer.
According to a group of sports TV channels Sky Sports, Conte is expected to leave the London side after Saturday’s FA Cup final versus Manchester United.
The Blues have been linked with substitutions such as Maurizio Sarri, but Pochettino is another leading candidate.
The Argentine manager has been in charge at Spurs since 2014 and has guided his team to consecutive top-three finishes and Champions League qualification for three campaigns in a row.
Conte looks set to depart just a year after winning the Premier League trophy in his first campaign in English football as the Blues failed to qualify for next term’s Champions League after the club finished five points behind fourth places Liverpool.
Chelsea finished the fifth current season and if Mauricio was to make the move to Stamford Bridge, he would be missing out on Champions League football next campaign.
Meantime, Tottenham Hotspur are moving into their new stadium for the 2018-19 season and appear to have confirmed themselves as Champions League regulars.