According to reports by Italian newspaper, Corriere dello Sport, Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has informed his players that Antonio Conte will be taking charge at Stamford Bridge next season.
Conte who is former Juventus manager and current Italy boss has been widely tipped to replace interim coach Guss Hiddink after Euro 2016.
Former England boss Fabio Capello, meanwhile, has backed Conte to succeed at Chelsea, but warned his compatriot he must learn the language.
Capello said: “His communication with the players will also be fundamental. I myself had a difficult experience in Russia where I always had to speak through a translator.
“It was not easy, because the players always expect that extra word from the coach, the decisive statement to let you understand or change something.”
Adding that, “Conte is preparing for Chelsea. He has the time to arrive and train Chelsea in the best way, as this is an important club.
“I think the most important thing will be the team he is able to put on the field. He needs defenders and there aren’t that many around.”
Conte is keen to return to club management when his contract with the Italy national side expires after Euro 2016.
According to Express Sport he will sign a three year deal worth £18million at Stamford Bridge.