Porto coach Jose Mourinho is flying into London today for talks with Chelsea about taking over as manager, according to the BBC.
Mourinho told Portuguese cable channel Sport TV on Thursday: “I would really like to accept Chelsea’s invitation.
“It will be decided in the next few days when I tell Porto’s management of my intentions but the two clubs have talked.”
Mourinho’s Porto beat Monaco 3-0 in the Champions League final on Wednesday.
Although Mourinho is expected to be named as Chelsea’s new manager, he has also been linked with the vacancy at Liverpool.
He added: “One club had a serious conversation with my agent and a small conversation with me. I have given my word to them and I will not change my mind.
“My agent was involved in a few conversations. I want everything to be done right.
“I will speak to the Porto president and I hope he respects my wish to leave.
“There is one club I give my word to and one I would like to go to and this won’t change even if I get other situations because we have won the Champions League.”
Current Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri held a meeting with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and chief executive Peter Kenyon at a hotel in Milan, Italy, on Thursday. Despite the speculation surrounding his position, Ranieri has still not been told whether he will be in charge next season.