French giants look to departing Chelsea boss.
PSG are considering an approach for Rafael Benitez when he leaves Chelsea, as they seek a replacement for the Real Madrid-bound Carlo Ancelotti, according to L’Equipe.
The former Liverpool and Valencia manager has been in charge on a temporary basis at Stamford Bridge this season, and will leave the club in the summer as they seek a permanent appointment for the team.
Benitez led the Blues to the Europa League in his short time with the club, and is now being linked with a number of managerial vacancies around Europe, including at Napoli and Malaga.
However, PSG have now made the Spaniard their main target to replace their manager Ancelotti, who in turn will replace the Chelsea-bound Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
The Italian has just led the French giants to the Ligue 1 title, and has been approached by Real Madrid after they confirmed Mourinho would be leaving the Benerbeu at the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger had also been linked with the PSG job, but he has committed his future to Arsenal, and it seems they are keen to wrap up a deal for a new boss as quickly as possible, and will move to hire Benitez swiftly.
Benitez generally divides opinions in the game, but has brought success wherever he has gone, apart from a short-lived spell with Inter Milan in 2010.