Italia’s new coach, Roberto Mancini, will take charge of Chelsea’s Serie A campaign at the Stadio Olimpico in the coming days, according to reports.

The Blues have struggled to stay in the top four since the end of August and have now lost six of their last seven matches.

Mancinis, who has previously worked with Inter and Fiorentina, will replace Gianluca Di Marzio, who is out of contract in the summer.