Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to give the club’s new manager a massive £130million to spend in the summer transfer market, according to reports from The Sun.
The Blues sacked Jose Mourinho in December and hired Guus Hiddink to be their interim boss until the end of the season, which means a long-term successor is expected to be appointed before the start of the 2015-2016 campaign.
Recently, Italy national team head coach Antonio Conte has been heavily linked with the role, with reports suggesting that the former Juventus gaffer has agreed a deal in principle to make a move to Stamford Bridge.
And to aid his cause of reinvigorating the champions, Conte is set to be given £130million in transfer funds, with the Chelsea hierarchy already eyeing Roma’s Radja Nainggolan and long-term target John Stones as marquee signings.
That amount could be increased even further if the Blues manage to sell out-of-form winger Eden Hazard, who is being valued at £80million amid interest from Real Madrid.