Marco Silva is the shock name being considered by Chelsea as a replacement for Antonio Conte, according to reports.
Conte remains in danger of losing his job after heavy Premier League defeats to Bournemouth and Watford in recent weeks.
Silva was sacked by Watford last month – but could be given a top flight reprieve by one of the country’s biggest clubs.
The Sunday Express report that Stamford Bridge chiefs are considering hiring Silva before the end of this season – with Conte set for the axe when he next takes a wrong step.
Conte still has one more year left on his Chelsea deal at the end of this season.
Stories from the Sunday Mirror
EXCLUSIVE Manchester City have agreed a £50million deal to sign midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid that star keeper David de Gea is going nowhere, amid renewed speculation he will join the La Liga and European champions.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reckons he should get an award — from fourth officials as the best-behaved Premier League manager on the touchline.
Stories from The People
EXCLUSIVE Liverpool have turned their sights on Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey. The 20-year-old is the Bundesliga’s hottest property, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all regularly scouting him.
EXCLUSIVE Former Manchester United whizkid Adnan Januzaj has described how mismanagement by then-boss Louis van Gaal wrecked his Old Trafford career.
EXCLUSIVE Everton are ready to ditch £30million defender Michael Keane after just one season as the Goodison Park hierarchy turn up the heat on the club’s recruitment department over how signings have panned out.
EXCLUSIVE Tottenham are confident Mauricio Pochettino is sticking around to oversee a new era in their soon-to-open £900million stadium.
Transfer news from other papers and sites
AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are in a battle to land Ander Herrera from Manchester United. (Express)
Liverpool are desperate to land Jack Butland from Stoke – but face competition from Arsenal. (Sun)
Arsenal, PSG and Monaco were all attempting to sign Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
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