Chelsea offer Laurent Blanc £9m a year to take hotseat
Published 11:21 27/03/12 By Neil McLeman
Chelsea want Laurent Blanc as their next manager, according to French newspaper Le Parisien - and money's no object.
The current France coach is out of contract after the European Championships and has yet to agree an extension. Now Le Parisien claims Chelsea are seeking to head off interest from Inter Milan, who sacked Claudio Ranieri yesterday, by offering Blanc the job at Stamford Bridge.
And the report claims Blanc has been offered a contract worth a staggering Euro 1million a month - or £9million a year.
Former Manchester United defender Blanc, now 46, led Bordeaux to the French title and France are currently on a unbeaten run of 18 matches.
When Bordeaux played Chelsea in the Champions League in 2008, Blanc said he wanted one day to work in the Premier League. "It is a big goal for me," said Le President. "England is another planet with a real passion, a history, with great players and lots of money. Chelsea is one of the biggest European clubs."
England face France in their first match at Euro 2012 on Monday June 11.