Zinedine Zidane is interested becoming manager of Chelsea, providing the club can give him certain assurances.
Current manager Maurizio Sarri is under mounting pressure after what has been a difficult season and Zidane is keen to talk to the club about coming in to replace him, according to media reports.
However, the former Real Madrid boss would need the Blues to guarantee that star man Eden Hazard stays at the club.
Zidane would also need a transfer kitty in the region of £200m to improve the squad as well as being granted a major say in recruitment alongside Marina Granovskaia.
Sources close to the Frenchman say he is not expecting to be given the job with Sarri’s future still very much in his own hands.
If Sarri fails to make the top four and ends the season trophy-less then it is highly likely that he will be shown the door.
And Chelsea’s top brass will make Zidane, who won the last three Champions Leagues, their main target if that is what materialises.
While Zidane would be a great addition for Chelsea, I don’t think they have €200m net to spend on new players in this Roman Abramovich austerity period. Plus I cannot see Marina Granovskaia giving up control of transfers for any manager.