Real Madrid are reported to be waiting on Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United before appointing their new permanent Coach.
The Portuguese boss is under pressure at Old Trafford and Gazzetta dello Sport say he will likely be sacked if United do not make the top four in this season’s Premier League.
Mourinho’s potential departure from Manchester would open a space for Antonio Conte to fill, continues the report, with the Italian no longer likely to move to Madrid.
The European champions confirmed the sacking of Coach Julen Lopetegui on Monday with Santiago Solari to step in to the breach on an interim basis.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to be intent on bringing Mourinho – who won La Liga with the club in 2012 – back to the Bernabeu after a five-year absence.