Euro giants already preparing for key man to join Chelsea

Euro giants already preparing for key man to join Chelsea
Massimiliano Allegri could be replaced by Manuel Pellegrini (Picture: Getty)

Juventus are already preparing for the exit of Massimiliano Allegri to Chelsea in the summer by eyeing a move for Manuel Pellegrini.

The Serie A giants look unlikely to keep hold of their in-demand manager, but hope they can swoop for the exit-bound Manchester City boss as his replacement.

According to the Daily Express, Allegri is learning English in preparation for a move to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues keen to bring in a long-term appointment to follow on from interim boss Guus Hiddink.

Next Chelsea manager odds (Sky Bet)

Massimiliano Allegri – 4/7

Antonio Conte – 7/2

Manuel Pellegrini – 12/1

Jorge Sampaoli – 14/1

Brendan Rodgers – 14/1

Diego Simeone – 14/1

City, meanwhile, have already decided to replace Pellegrini with Pep Guardiola from next season, leaving the Chilean tactician free to pick another club.

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta, meanwhile, has attempted to play down speculation that Allegri is leaving.

‘Chelsea are a top club and it’s obvious that they’ll want to look at the best coaches,’ he said.

‘All I can say is that Allegri is already at a top club, so he’d do well to think twice before leaving Juventus.’

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