Chelsea have reportedly made contact with Newcastle United boss and former interim manager Rafa Benitez as a potential replacement for Maurizio Sarri.

According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Chelsea are considering a move for the Spaniard and their interest is delaying the impending move to Juventus for Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea want to bring in a replacement before confirming the departure of Sarri to the Old Lady.

The report claims that an announcement could be made in Turin either on Wednesday or Thursday.

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Benitez is not going to be a popular choice among supporters, just like he wasn’t when he replaced Roberto Di Matteo back in 2012.

As a result of his previous comments about Chelsea during Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge of the club, there has been some bad blood between supporters and the Spaniard.

Despite the fact he guided the Blues to a Europa League trophy during his previous spell, he is unlikely to be a popular choice.

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