Caro Ancelotti is a hugely popular figure amongst the Chelsea supporting locals who frequent the Transfer Tavern in their droves, though the love the Italian still enjoys in West London could soon come to an end.
That’s because, according to German outlet TZ, the incoming Bayern Munich coach is looking to make a last ditch attempt to land Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic from under the Blues’ nose.
The talented Bosnian attacking midfielder was touted as one of the first major targets Antonio Conte had identified as he prepares to takeover at Stamford Bridge this summer.
However, Ancelotti has reportedly made the 26-year old a top target of his as he looks to craft a side in his own image when he touches down in Bavaria over the next few months.
With nine goals and 10 assists in Serie A this season, Pjanic is emerging as one of the most creative outlets on the continent.
Though the Allianz Arena is packed to the rafters with wonderful attacking talent, their new boss is thought to be hugely keen on moving for the Bosnia star.
How big a miss would Pjanic be for the Blues?