Burnley manager Vincent Kompany is on the radar of Chelsea as they look for a permanent manager, reports The Times.
The Belgian has helped the Clarets to promotion after an outstanding season in the Championship.
Kompany has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, while Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has tipped him to become the Sky Blues’ boss someday.
Chelsea are entering a second phase of talks after narrowing down their managerial candidates.
Mauricio Pochettino is also on the Blues’ radar, while Julian Nagelsmann has been constantly linked.
However, the former Bayern Munich manager is no longer in the running for the role.
An unnamed candidate is also on the list, with co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley leading the process.
The Blues hope to announce a permanent manager before the end of the season.
Frank Lampard will remain in interim charge as planned until the campaign ends.
Kompany does not have any Premier League experience as a manager, but it appears he has impressed Chelsea.
The former Man City centre-back was at Anderlecht for three years before joining Burnley last year.
The Clarets have played well under the Belgian and are head and shoulders above teams in the division.
Kompany could be keen to remain at Turf Moor having guided the club up.
An impressive debut campaign in the top flight will further boost his Curriculum Vitae.
Chelsea could ignore the 37-year-old for other candidates, but a big job will likely come calling sooner or later.
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