The Sun has said that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is eying Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli.
The Blues are looking for a long-term manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho last Thursday.
Sampaoli led the Chilean national side to their first ever Copa America success earlier this year, and has since attracted attention from both Chelsea and Real Madrid.
The 55-year old will hold talks with the Chilean Football Federation on Monday January 4th to discuss his future.
Sampaoli has managed the Chile side, who were knocked out by Brazil in the second round of the 2014 World Cup, since 2012. He has also managed a range of South American teams.
It is unclear how interested Sampaoli is in the job, or indeed if Chelsea have contacted him about the position at Stamford Bridge.