Chelsea could reportedly be set to make a move for Massimiliano Allegri at the end of the season if he decides to leave Juventus. Speculation is stirring that Mauricio Pochettino is on the cusp of coming under pressure at Stamford Bridge, with the Argentine unable to get the best out of his pricey squad.

The Blues have shown glimpses of promise over the past few weeks, with their performances against Tottenham and Manchester City showing that they have the calibre of players capable of going toe to toe with the very best in the Premier League.

However, Chelsea’s 4-1 thumping at the hands of Newcastle showed the team at their worst. Pochettino’s side looked overwhelmed by the occasion and lacked conviction with every phase of play, struggling to create chances and not having a clear plan in place to deal with the Magpies’ attack.

The defeat leaves Chelsea in 10th place in the Premier League, and they will need to improve markedly if they are to mount a challenge for the European spots. Failing to push on would see Todd Boehly and co with a serious decision to make regarding Pochettino and whether he is the right manager to lead their project.


According to Corriere dello Sport, the Blues will consider making a move for Allegri over the summer if they decide to part ways with Pochettino. The Juve manager is considering leaving the Serie A at the end of the season in search of a new project.

Allegri has enjoyed plenty of success throughout his career, winning 15 trophies and earning himself a reputation for being a serial winner. As such, numerous clubs have been placed on ‘high alert’ about the 56-year-old’s situation, including Chelsea.

Manchester United are also said to be among Allegri’s potential suitors, with Erik ten Hag’s struggles in the Old Trafford dugout continuing and Sir Jim Ratcliffe insisting that he will make major changes upon his arrival. Several Saudi Pro League outfits are keen on the ex-AC Milan boss as well, with three sides willing to fork out significant wages to acquire his services.

Al-Nassr, Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad are all looking to bring in a new manager who has proven himself on the European stage, though it is unclear as to whether Allegri would be willing to head to the Middle East whilst he has top job offers on the table in one of the top five leagues.

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