BAYERN MUNICH are the favourites in the race to land Antonio Conte this summer, according to reports.
The Italian has been out of work since his unceremonious departure from Chelsea last summer but is understood to be keen to get back into the game after a sabbatical.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Conte is being lined up by the German giants and they look the “most concrete” option.
Current boss Niko Kovac has endured a difficult first season in charge at the Allianz Arena.
Although his side now finally sit top of the Bundesliga, an early Champions League exit to Liverpool will not have gone down well with the board, who came close to sacking him in the autumn.
But with Conte, 49, unattached and therefore available, Bayern may take their chance to land the three-time Serie A winner.
Although he will surely demand a big salary before committing to a new club.