A Real Madrid legend is being lined up to replace a Serie A star who looks increasingly likely to join Premier League club Chelsea before the start of next season.
Reports have suggested that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane could replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus who looks set for Chelsea.
A report from the Daily Mail this week had stated that Chelsea look to be chasing a deal to secure Allegri as their boss at the end of the season to succeed Antonio Conte.
The report had speculated that Allegri could be offered an audacious deal at Chelsea in the region of £10million-a-year.
Further, Italian outlet CalcioMercato has cited a report from Corriere dello Sport that Juventus have been strongly linked with a move for Zinedine Zidane to replace Allegri if he departs for Chelsea.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane Could leave Real Madrid to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus?
Zidane has enjoyed a decorated and successful spell as Real Madrid in the last two years and has won an astounding and impressive two Champions League titles in successive years.
However, domestic form has not satisfied Real Madrid supporters in La Liga this season and despite the capital side already having one foot in the Champions League semi-finals, they currently trail Barcelona by thirteen points in the Spanish top tier.
Further, Zidane of course enjoyed time as a player at Juventus between 1996-2001 and could go on to fulfil managerial duties at the club in a similar scenario to the one that saw him graduate from player to coach at Real.
Chelsea: Conte reveals truth about future
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed the truth about his future, amidst links of a move away from Chelsea at the end of the season.
The 48-year-old Conte joined Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and won the Premier League title in his debut season in charge at the helm of affairs.
Despite that, the club has struggled this season and is currently fifth in the Premier League and could end up in the Europa League next season.
Ahead of the club’s Premier League game against West Ham, Conte was talking to reporters in the club’s press conference. He was asked about his future at the club. The Italian said:
“People close to me know what my intentions are. I want to continue working here.”
Talks have been strife regarding Conte’s exit and a host of possible replacements have also been named, including Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.