Chelsea are weighing up a move for their former manager Antonio Conte, reports the Independent.
The Blues are set to appoint Frank Lampard on an interim basis until the end of the term.
However, they want a permanent manager in place once the campaign ends.
Chelsea interviewed Luis Enrique yesterday and were impressed with the Spaniard.
Nevertheless, they are keeping their options open and have made initial contact with Conte through intermediaries.
If talks go well, there may be a direct meeting next week with the former Tottenham Hotspur boss.
Conte is the last Chelsea manager to win the Premier League title with the club.
He left the club in 2018 after falling out with the management under the old ownership.
His exit resulted in a legal battle, which was settled by an employment tribunal.
However, Chelsea’s new owners are ready to look beyond that and potentially bring him back.
They see the 53-year-old as a winner capable of bringing structure to the huge squad.
Graham Potter had issues with the size of the first team squad, which was one of the reasons which led to his sacking.
Conte joined Inter Milan after leaving Chelsea and helped them win their first Serie A title in 11 years in 2021.
He helped Spurs finish in the top four last term but fell out with the players and publicly criticised them before the international break.
He has since returned to Italy but could soon be back in England to hold talks with Chelsea.
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