Spanish boss eyeing up move to one of Europe’s big teams come the summer.
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has expressed his desire to manage one of Europe’s top sides according to ESPN.
The Spanish manager was appointed to see out the season at Stamford Bridge after the club sacked former boss Roberto Di Matteo.
The appointment was an unpopular one with the club’s fans with many of the Stamford Bridge faithful believing Benitez’s criticisms of the club during his time as Liverpool manager to be unforgiveable.
Chelsea have already stated that the club will part ways with Benitez come the summer with Jose Mourinho currently the fans’ and bookies’ favourite to return to Stamford Bridge.
That could lead to Benitez effectively swapping jobs with Mourinho and taking the vacant hotseat at the La Liga giants.
Benitez remains highly regarded in Spain following a successful spell with Valencia in the early part of the last decade.
Benitez also refused to rule out remaining in England although he has been roundly criticised this season for his performance in the Chelsea dugout.
The club failed to win the Club World Championship and are currently facing the prospect of missing out on Champions League qualification next season.
They face a tense end of season battle with London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal to secure a top four finish and book their place in next season’s elite European competition.