Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to sign Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, according to the British sources.
Pochettino has impressed with the Gunners since joining from Southampton.
He’s turned Spurs into one of the favourites to compete for the Premier League title and regularly perform in the Champions League.
However, their fierce London rivals are sniffing around the Argentine as they are desperate to replace Antonio Conte after the end of the current campaign.
Football consultant Ian McGarry said on The Transfer Window Podcast: “The interesting thing about Real Madrid is if Zidane doesn’t win the Champions League or suffers from burnout or whatever else that makes him step down, is the lack of coaches out there Real Madrid can recruit.
“Pochettino would be something of a gamble because he’s not a serial winner, in fact he’s never won anything.
“But what they see in Pochettino is potential and a personality, someone who relates to players very well.”
Chelsea are currently fifth in the Premier League table with two points separating from fourth place Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham will face Watford at Wembley on Monday night and win over the Hornets likely to guaranty them the top-four finish.