Allegri takes English lessons ahead of Chelsea move

Allegri has been in contact with London blues and sources close to the Italian boss reports that he is taking English lessons with his agents in touch with Chelsea about a summer switch.

Massimiliano Allegri has emerged among the frontrunners to replace Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink and has been shortlisted among those to be chosen as manager at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sees Allegri as his top target, together with Italy coach Antonio Conte and Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone.

Express Sport reports that Juventus are lining up a move for current Manchester City boss Pellegrini, should Allegri decide to join Chelsea.

When the English lesson question popped up, Allegri replied: “A little”.

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has sent out a note of warning to Allegri against a move. “Chelsea are a top club and it’s obvious that they’ll want to look at the best coaches,” he said.

“All I can say is that Allegri is already at a top club, so he’d do well to think twice before leaving Juventus.”
Chelsea are currently 13th in this season’s English Premier League and are heading towards a mid-table finish at the end of the season.

A top four finish seems highly improbable for the Blues and their only chance of playing Champions League football next season is by winning that title itself.

Whoever takes over at Stamford Bridge has a massive task at hand which may start by re-building the squad from scratch, with their key players like Costa and Hazard are keen to exit looking to play European football next season.

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