Italy coach Antonio Conte will reportedly hold a meeting with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in the coming days to iron out details over his deal.
The former Juventus boss has been heavily linked with the post at Stamford Bridge ahead of next season, with his current contract with the FIGC set to expire after Euro 2016.
With speculation continuing to suggest that an agreement is imminent, La Gazzetta dello Sport, as noted by Football Italia, have claimed that a decisive meeting will take place this week.
It is said that Abramovich will meet Conte in Monte Carlo where the latter’s brother and agent lives, and they will put the finishing touches to a three-year deal worth €6.5m per season.
Abramovich is said to have already decided that the Italian tactician is the man to take up the reins on a long-term basis after Guus Hiddink leaves in the summer, but wants to meet him in person in order to be 100 percent certain.
It is unclear at this stage as to what day and time the meeting will take place, with conflicting reports claiming that it could have already happened while others suggest that it is more likely going to be a 10-day timeframe.
Nevertheless, what is clear is that Conte is likely to become the next Chelsea boss as he takes up his first job away from his homeland and will aim to restore the club to their glories of last season having struggled earlier this year to replicate their form which in turn saw Jose Mourinho sacked last December.