Italy national team manager Antonio Conte has agreed a deal in principle to become Chelsea’s boss after Euro 2016, according to reports from Gazzetta dello Sport.
A plethora of managers have been linked with the Blues top job in recent weeks, with the likes of Atletico Madrid gaffer Diego Simeone and Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri both been courted by the Premier League champions.
Guus Hiddink is currently in charge of Chelsea as an interim, but the Dutchman will leave at the end of the season as club owner Roman Abramovich finds a successor.
And it seems that Conte is at the top of the wishlist, with the former Juve midfielder also agreeing terms in principle ahead of a summer switch.
The post will be Conte’s first job outside of Italy, with the 46-year-old having a rather successful track record both as player and a manager, winning three consecutive Serie A titles as Juve’s boss from 2011-2014 before joining the national team.