Italian giants Roma are targeting Carlo Ancelotti this summer as a replacement for current coach Claudio Ranieri.
The Corriere dello Sport report Roma are on the verge of a massive shake-up following a disappointing domestic season which sees them 13 points of the pace, currently being set by AC Milan.
The two Italians are experiencing similar disappointments this term, struggling domestically and clinging to European Champions League as the last chance for glory, Ranieri has been required to make statements almost daily to keep confirming that he is not resigning.
Ancelotti sees the Champions League as his only saving grace now after being knocked out of the FA Cup at home to Everton and sitting outside the top four in the Premier League.
Hamburg sign Arnesen.
The Blues sporting director Frank Arnesen has agreed to join Hamburg in the summer after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga outfit, BBC Football confirmed.
The Dane will be employed in a similar role to his Chelsea one and he will also be joined by Stamford Bridge head scout Lee Congerton.
The 54-year-old believes Hamburg are a club on the up: “I am convinced that with the strength we have and the right decisions we can develop something big,”
Club chairman Ernst-Otto Rieckhoff labelled the signing as a “great solution” to their problem of finding someone for that position for the last two-years.
Lampard: Parken stadium test.
Frank Lampard has warned team-mates and fans alike not to expect an easy ride when they visit the Parken Stadium on Tuesday night, report the Daily Star.
Many people think the draw was kind on the Blues – giving who else was in the hat – but the 32-year-old midfielder expects a tough examination when he returns to Copenhagen for the second time in 11 days, after also captaining his country to victory.
“I watched them play against Barca in the group match and they played very well against the best team in the world at the moment,” he continued. “I also know we will have to contend with a big atmosphere in the stadium which will be in their favour.
“This is going to be a very tough game and we have to make sure we don’t go into it with an attitude of, ‘This is going to be an easy game’.”