Chelsea are facing a £30m payout should they choose to sack under fire manager Jose Mourinho, according to the Daily Star.
The Blues plummeted to 15th in the Premier League table following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham, in which Mourinho was sent to the stands following a half-time altercation with referee John Moss (via Mirror).
The club had stated their support for The Special One earlier in the month, but since then Chelsea have been held to a draw with Dynamo Kiev before going down against The Hammers (via Mirror), leaving Mourinho under even more pressure.
Mourinho penned a lucrative new contract worth £8.5m-a-year earlier this season as a reward for collecting a league and cup double last term (via Mirror).
The deal was intended to see the 52-year-old through until 2019, with the club hopeful that he can recover from this current slump to leave a lasting dynasty (via Mirror).
But the recent poor results have left Chelsea unsure as to whether they will even qualify for the Champions League, let alone retain their title.
Reports earlier on Monday claimed that Chelsea could look to revisit Mourinho’s position at the club should they lose out against Liverpool at the weekend, but as stated above, it could end up costing them a pretty penny.