Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set to be offered £5.5million a year to take over AC Millan and replace Gennaro Gatusso their current coach.
The Italian international is wanted by the Serie A giants to replace Gennaro Gattuso their current coach, who is already facing the axe despite getting the job in April 2018.
Conte has already turned down a return to his homeland this summer, rejecting a deal to take over as the Italian national team boss before Roberto Mancini was appointed.
But any appointment by Milan could now be held up because Conte is still battling Chelsea for the £9million he is due for the remaining year of his Stamford Bridge contract.
The 48-year-old has embarked on a legal battle with Chelsea over the terms of the pay off.
Gattuso was appointed on a long-term deal in April but reports in Italy claim he could be sacked before the end of pre-season with hedge fund Elliott Management, who took control of the club earlier in July, wanting to make a change.
Elliott has already appointed Leonardo as technical director and the former player and manager would be tasked with appointing Conte.
However, Conte will not take up the post until his dispute with Chelsea is resolved.
Story by: Beatrice Ehwieda/pinkfmonlinegh.com