Reports in the Sun have claimed that Chelsea have already signed a deal with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri to become their new boss at the end of the season.
The article also claims that Juve are aware of this, and are currently seeking a replacement.
The Blues have been linked with a host of managers in recent weeks, as they look for a permanent figure to lead the team after interim boss Guus Hiddink departs at the end of the season.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli have all been linked with the position, among others.
However, it is believed Sampaoli could be replacing Allegri in Turin after Chelsea contacted 48-year old representatives, with talks said to be successful.
It is believed that Allegri, who managed AC Milan before his move to Juve, could be on his way to London to finalise a deal – however, this is unconfirmed.