Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is now set to leave his job as Napoli manager.
He took to Twitter to claim that the 64-year-old was set to shockingly leave his role in Italy at the end of this season.
Spaletti is one of the names Chelsea had on their list as a potential managerial candidate to take over on a permanent basis at Stamford Bridge.
Nearly two months ago, Todd Boehly eventually made the decision to sack Graham Potter after what had been a dire season in West London.
The American certainly gave the former Brighton man plenty of time to turn around his fortunes, after plenty of investment was made in January to the first team squad.
It has been widely expected that Mauricio Pochettino will be announced as the new manager at Stamford Bridge, however there is still no official confirmation from the club.
Spalletti to leave Napoli
This has kept the door open for any other potential candidates, with Romano now stating that Spalletti is set to leave his job at Napoli.
He said: “Luciano Spalletti is seriously considering to leave Napoli at the end of the season. It’s concrete possibility, as Napoli are exploring options for replacement.
“The decision has been made, we’re just waiting to communicate that”, Spalletti said after today’s game.”
It was an extremely successful campaign for the Serie A side this year, as they were crowned champions of Italy following a dominant season.
They will have been disappointed at the whimper they exited the Champions League however, especially with their run to the final looking extremely favourable.
With their successes on the pitch though, it is unlikely that the decision has been made for any performance-related reasons.