CHELSEA are prepared to show to Zinedine Zidane to make them a European superpower once more.
Present supervisor Maurizio Sarri is working out of backers after the 6-Zero drubbing by the hands of Manchester Metropolis because the Blues dropped to sixth within the Premier League.
There may be rising assist amongst the highest brass for Zidane and talks have superior this week over when they need to make their transfer.
Zidane’s unbelievable Champions League credentials, successful it 3 times in three years as supervisor of Actual Madrid, are an enormous draw for the Blues board.
The 46-year-old is presently not in administration and is known to be very eager on a job within the Premier League.
Chelsea celebrity Eden Hazard —who claims he has made his thoughts up a couple of transfer in the summertime to Actual Madrid — idolises Zidane.
A transfer for the legendary French participant, who received the World Cup with Les Bleus, can be encouragement for Hazard to signal a brand new deal.
Chelsea might face a battle for Zidane’s providers with Manchester United nonetheless within the hunt for a everlasting supervisor to exchange Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in December.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to be in pole place, after the interim boss led the Pink Devils to an 11-game unbeaten run that ended with the membership’s 2-Zero defeat to PSG within the Champions League.
However the membership’s board had been initially leaning in the direction of Zidane, with a view to him taking cost subsequent summer season.
Chelsea would favor Zidane to take cost imminently, as Sarri appears to be out of his depth at Stamford Bridge.
Nonetheless Zidane’s long-term agent Alain Migliaccio, who amongst many offers helped negotiate Zidane’s change from Juventus to Actual Madrid in 2001, mentioned final 12 months his shopper is reluctant to take a job mid-season
Migliaccio mentioned: “He selected to take a sabbatical 12 months. He won’t dive again in earlier than (that’s over).”
Zidane was final week noticed in London, having dinner with Man United legend David Beckham and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino after the three had been snapped exiting the unique Locanda Locatelli eatery simply three minutes aside.
Sarri was unbeaten in his first 12 video games in cost at Stamford Bridge, having succeeded sacked Antonio Conte final summer season.
He has taken Chelsea to a Carabao Cup last in opposition to Manchester Metropolis later this month however the Blues hierarchy are extra thinking about Champions League qualification.
Zidane is presently out of labor having left Actual on the finish of final season after delivering three successive Champions League triumphs and continues to be a daily on the Bernabeu.
The Spanish giants have discovered life troublesome to exchange him, with Julen Lopetegui sacked inside 4 months and changed by Santiago Scolari who has endured comparable issues to his predecessor.