Former Manchester United and Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho wants to return to Chelsea this summer as the Blues search for a new manager.
The Portuguese tactician has had two spells at Stamford Bridge and he could return for a third spell if Chelsea decide to appoint him as the replacement for Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will leave the club after one year in charge of the team with the Italian tactician expected to join Italian champions Juventus in the next 48hrs.
During his debut campaign at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri led Chelsea to the Europa League title via a 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal in their final clash in Baku at the end of last month.
Sarri also led Chelsea to the Carabao Cup final which ended in defeat to holders and eventual winners Manchester City via the dreaded penalty shootout after the two teams played out 0-0 at the end of regulation time and extra time.
Jose Mourinho is one of several managers to be linked with the Chelsea job alongside the likes of former Blues player Frank Lampard, Wolverhampton Wanderers Nuno Espirito Santo, Laurent Blanc and Javi Gracias who is the current Watford manager.
Mourinho managed Chelsea between 2004 and 2007 before returning for a second spell between 2013 and 2015.