Chelsea may turn to former manager Carlo Ancelotti if current boss Antonio Conte decides to walk out on the club, according to the Times journalist Duncan Castles.
Ancelotti was sacked as Bayern Munich last week, and is said to want to manage in the Premier League once again. Conte meanwhile is said to be considering leaving the Blues at the end of the season.
The Italian indicated in an interview last week that his time in England would be relatively short, and there are said to be a number of issues that are pushing Conte into leaving before the end of his contract.
The lack of communication with Roman Abramovich and director Marina Granovskaia, as well as disputes over summer signings and use of academy players, have all been suggested as potential reasons for Conte’s unhappiness.
The Irish Independent suggested last week that the Italian had a run-in with technical director Michael Emenalo, with the latter favouring a move for Romelu Lukaku while Conte wanted Morata instead.
The Chelsea manager got his way and he signed a new contract back in July, keeping him at the club until 2019, but it was clear that the Italian was not likely to stay in London for long. The new deal did not extend beyond the initial three years he had agreed to back in 2016.