Ajax Amsterdam coach Henk Ten Cate has admitted the Dutch club and Chelsea were in negotiations over his move to Stamford Bridge.
Ten Cate has previously declared that he wanted to stay in Holland, at least until the end of the season, but it would appear he is moving closer to a switch to Chelsea.
It is widely believed that Ten Cate has agreed a three-year deal but he insists he will only leave, if Ajax and Chelsea reach agreement over his departure.
“There has to be a solution between Ajax and Chelsea,” Ten Cate said on RTL4-television.
“If that doesn’t happen I will stay with Ajax and otherwise there is a chance I will leave.”
The TV station also quoted a Chelsea spokesman as saying an official announcement would be made on Monday.