Chelsea are weighing up an approach for former Inter Milan technical director Marco Branca, according to Italian publication Tuttosport, reports talkSPORT.
The 49-year-old left the San Siro by mutual consent last week, after 12 years with the Serie 'A' giants, and is already being lined up by the Premier League club for a possible move to west London.
Branca's arrival at Stamford Bridge would see him reunited with Jose Mourinho, a man he developed a close relationship with, during the Blues boss' two-year stint in Italy.
An influential figure at Inter, Branca's departure came about after senior officials within the club became dismayed with his handling of several transfer dealings during the January transfer window.
It's likely that he'll have a similar impact at Chelsea, meaning the Premier League leaders' current policy could be shaken up again moving forward, as Mourinho looks to re-establish his side at the top of the tree in England.