Juventus have made first contact with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s representatives as they search for a replacement for their outgoing coach Massimiliano Allegri, Goal understands.
Sarri’s future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain, with the Blues still having the Europa League final against Arsenal to play before their 2018-19 campaign is over.
Serie A champions Juve have also sounded out Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi, while Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino continues to be heavily linked with the top job at the Turin club.
Indeed, Pochettino’s cousin Daniele has suggested that the Argentine would be interested in moving to Italy and that "everyone in the family" wants to see him take over at Juve.
Sarri, meanwhile, has added to his options for next season with Roma also interested in appointing him as Claudio Ranieri’s successor.
And his future at Chelsea remains somewhat in doubt, with the Blues manager having struggled to connect with the club’s fans having been booed and criticised during his short spell at the helm.
One such issue is his perceived lack of interest in acknowledging the supporters, with his decision not to wave at or applaud the club’s fans in his last two games having been noticed by many in attendance.