Napoli’s official radio station sensationally claims that Maurizio Sarri could move to Chelsea, with Antonio Conte going the other way.
The Partenopei’s Scudetto hopes are hanging by a thread after the results at the weekend, as they trail Juventus by four points with only three games to play.
Juve only need two wins to be sure of the Scudetto, and they have home games with Bologna and Verona to come.
Sarri is yet to sign a contract extension, and can leave for €8m if the clause is activated before May 31.
Talks have been postponed until the end of the season, but there are suggestions his cycle has ended and the Coach could look to move on.
Now Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli is reporting that Roman Abramovich is increasingly keen to bring Sarri to Chelsea, and the owner is ready to pay his release clause.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is already moving to replace him, with links to Simone Inzaghi, Rafa Benitez, Marco Giampaolo and Unai Emery.
However, the club’s official radio station is reporting that Conte is in fact the primary target, in what would effectively be a job swap with Sarri.
The former Juventus Coach is keen to return to Italy, but he’d almost certainly have to take a wage cut to move to the San Paolo.