After what has been nothing short of an abysmal run of form for the English champions, rumours of unrest and potential sackings have plagued Chelsea in recent weeks.
Inconsistency, lack of team spirit and a beleaguered Jose Mourinho just about sum up the Blues' lowly 15th place in the Premier League this season.
Already with five league losses under their belt, more than the entire of last season, the west Londoners' title challenge looks almost non-existent, even at such an early stage.
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As a result of his shambolic time at Stamford Bridge of late, the riches of AS Monaco look set to work their magic and attempt to prise the 'Special One' to the south of France.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, as per the Express, Monaco shareholder Alessandro Proto claims he has already made contact with the 52-year-old.
He said: "On Saturday night the first contact with Mourinho was made about training Monaco. We are still in a very early stage but we are convinced that Mourinho could train Monaco."
A tempting offer for the Portuguese boss, and one he will find hard to pass up when given the opportunity to work in one of the most pristine and enriched cities in Europe.
Mourinho has never managed in France before, though there is little doubt he would thrive across the channel given his previous successes in Italy and Spain, with Inter Milan and Real Madrid respectively.
Rumours are fast spreading that Mourinho's time could be up in west London should he fail to beat Liverpool this weekend, such is owner Roman Abramovich's inclination to sack managers the moment his side experience a bad patch of form.
Regardless of whether the Portuguese is sacked, though, it's hard to picture a world where Mourinho will struggle to seek pastures new with another club.
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