Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly agreed to replace Chelsea manager Antonio Conte at the club next summer.
Despite winning the English Premier League title in his first attempt the last term, Conte’s Chelsea future has been in serious doubt over the last six months and as things stand, the tactician is expected to go when the season ends.
A number of coaches have been strongly linked with a transfer to Chelsea but as per Corriere Dello Sport, the Blues are looking to appoint Allegri during the summer.
The report suggests that the current Juventus manager has agreed, in principle, to join the Premier League club, but the Italian Serie A champions are thought to be against permitting the 50-year-old to leave the Serie A club before the expiration of his deal, which runs out in 2020.
The Italian tactician has won 137 of his 195 games in charge of the Italian giants since succeeding Antonio Conte back in July 2014, a spell which includes three Serie A titles and Italian cup doubles.
Massimiliano Allegri is tipped and top the Blues’ shortlist to replace Conte as Chelsea boss, and has already agreed in principle to head to Stamford Bridge.
Allegri has also taken Juve to two UEFA Champions League finals, but lost on both occasions.