Blues close in on Italian swoop
Reports claim AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has agreed a three-year deal with Chelsea to become their new manager in the summer.
Despite making a major impact so far, Guus Hiddink has made it clear that he intends to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and that his role is just temporary.
It has been understood for a while that Roman Abramovich would target Ancelotti if he couldn't persuade Hiddink to stay and it appears a deal could be close to being completed.
The latest reports suggest the Milan chief has told the Chelsea owner that he would be keen to join the Blues at the end of the season, becoming Chelsea's sixth manager in five years.
The Italian manager, who led Milan to Champions League success in 2007, is also said to be a target for Real Madrid but the lure of the Premier League means Chelsea head the race for his signature.