Real Madrid have made contact with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte about replacing Julen Lopetegui following the club’s run of bad results, according to reports.
The Champions League holders have not won any of their last four matches, which included a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Sevilla as well as losing away to CSKA Moscow in Europe.
Real president Florentino Perez is believed to be running out of patience with manager Julen Lopetegui, though will give him three games to turn things around.
Nevertheless, both Sportitalia and Corriere dello Sport report that Real are already preparing for Lopetegui’s departure and are putting plans in place to appoint Conte.
Perez wanted the Italian in the summer, but he was embroiled in a dispute with Chelsea over his pay-off and was determined to get the compensation package he felt he was due.
But several months out of management have made Conte hungry to find a new club, despite still being in a legal battle with the Blues, and he expressed a desire to take over at the Bernabeu in a meeting with club officials on Monday.
Conte is even prepared to ditch his legal battles to take on arguably the biggest job in world football.