Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti could replace Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich should he take over at Manchester City, according to the Daily Express.
Murmurs of a managerial merry-go-round next summer are already begin to grow, following widespread reports Guardiola is close to agreeing a move to the Etihad next summer.
The 44-year old is out of contract in Bavaria at the end of this season and has given no update as to whether he will extend his stay in Germany thus far.
City are believed to have offered him the chance to take over from Manuel Pellegrini in the summer as they strive to win the Champions League.
A two time winner of the top continental prize, the Spaniard is a legend for his work with Barcelona and, more recently, the German giants.
Now, those at the Allianz Arena are understood to be eyeing former Chelsea chief Ancelotti as the man to replace Guardiola at the helm.
The Italian has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid in the summer and has been linked with the Manchester United job, should the Red Devils axe Louis van Gaal.
He won the Premier League and FA Cup double with Chelsea while in charge at Stamford Bridge for two years.