Chelsea may face a fight to keep hold of Guus Hiddink after Bayern Munich revealed they are hoping to land a new coach in the mould of the current Blues interim manager.
Hiddink has repeatedly stressed that he will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season to return to his other role as the head coach of the Russia national side.
But Bayern have now emerged as a potential interested parties in the Dutch coach following their decision to part company with Jurgen Klinsmann on Monday.
The German giants have turned to Jupp Heynckes on a short-term basis until the summer - much like Chelsea when they appointed Hiddink after sacking Luiz Felipe Scolari.
However, president Franz Beckenbauer has revealed his interested in luring the experienced Dutchman to the Bundesliga.
"We are in need of an experienced seafarer like Jupp Heynckes," he told Bild.
"I hope we can get a coach who is somewhere in the class of Guus Hiddink."