Zinedine Zidane, former Real Madrid manager will only agree to take charge at Chelsea and replace under-fire Maurizio Sarri only if he is given £200m for transfers.
The Frenchman also urged the London club to hand Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28, a new contract.
Current manager Sarri is running out of support after the 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City as the Blues dropped to sixth in the Premier League.
Zidane’s incredible Champions League credentials, winning it three times in three years as manager of Real Madrid, are a huge draw for the Blues board.
The 46-year-old is currently not in management and is understood to be very keen on a job in the Premier League.
A move for the legendary French player, who won the World Cup with Les Bleus, would be an encouragement for Hazard to sign a new deal.