Done deal? Reports claim Italian title winner has agreed four-year contract with Chelsea

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Massimiliano Allegri has allegedly agreed terms on a four-year deal to become Chelsea’s next manager, according to the Metro.

The Blues have been on the lookout for a new manager since sacking Jose Mourinho late last year, and though Guus Hiddink has stepped in as an interim, he will be stepping down at the end of the current campaign.

The Metro cites reports in Italian publication Calciomercato in claiming that the Juventus boss will be heading for Stamford Bridge, stating that he has agreed a four-year deal worth £5.3million a year.

Owner Roman Abramovic had been keen on Pep Guardiola, but has had to find a contingency plan after losing out on him to Manchester City.

Allegri has impressed with his record, though, after guiding Juve to an Italian title nd an appearance in the Champions League final last year, he is currently enjoying a run of 13 straight wins in Serie A this term.

He is known to be keen on a move to the Premier League, and should the deal come off he will be the club’s fifth Italian manager behind Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto di Matteo.

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