Jose Mourinho is eager to return to England next season amid frustration at a lack of financial backing from Roma.
An extraordinary third spell at Chelsea would be his ideal scenario and his representatives have let it be known that he would be interested in any vacancy at Stamford Bridge, but the club have made it clear they intend to stand by Graham Potter.
Mourinho’s wife and children still live in London and he has always preferred working in the Premier League to elsewhere.
The Portuguese won the Europa Conference League at Roma last season and they are currently fifth in Serie A, but lack the resources to fight for the title.
The West Ham job could also be available soon given David Moyes’ struggles, although Mourinho would not leave Roma during the middle of the season.