Roma are reportedly hoping to convince Maurizio Sarri to leave Chelsea and take over at the Stadio Olimpico next summer.
Sarri faces a battle to get Chelsea into the top four and could be out of a job at the end of the term if he does not succeed.
He has failed to win supporters over with his ‘Sarri-ball’ philosophy but could still finish the campaign with the Europa League title.
Reports in Italy suggest he will be welcomed back to his homeland with open arms as Roma look to strike a deal.
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It’s understood that they are keen to avoid any sort of compensation payment and so will only make contact with the 60-year-old if he is sacked.
Claudio Ranieri is currently in charge at the Stadio Olimpico until the end of 2018-19 but doesn’t look likely to get the job on a permanent basis.