Real Madrid’s negotiations with Chelsea over compensation for Antonio Conte’s release have hit a snag, GBP Sports understands.
Conte is Madrid’s choice to replace Julen Lopetegui, who is set to be sacked on Monday following Madrid’s 5-1 thrashing at the hands of rivals Barcelona on Sunday.
The Italian is understood to be interested in taking the reigns at the Bernabeu, but negotiations between Madrid and Conte’s former side Chelsea have the Blancos scrambling ahead of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match against Melilla.
Real Madrid reserve manager Santiago Solari is a candidate to be drafted in as an interim boss as negotiations with Chelsea continue.
More to follow…