Chelsea remain active in the market trying to find the ideal successor for Antonio Conte, who is widely reported to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have struggled to push ahead with moves for their targets this summer, seeing Mauricio Pochettino pen a new five-year deal with Tottenham and hitting a wall in their advances for recently-departed Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.
As such, it seems that alternative options are being considered and France Football stated in their printed edition recently that the Blues have held talks with former France boss Laurent Blanc, who has been out of football since leaving Paris Saint-Germain two years ago.
Blanc, who captained France to World Cup glory in 1998, still finds himself behind Sarri in the pecking order to land the Chelsea job, with representatives of the ex-Napoli manager frantically pushing to conclude a deal.
Napoli are playing hardball over their demands, despite appointing Carlo Ancelotti as a replacement, and Blanc could be a solid alternative option for the Blues.