Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo has refused to rule out joining former boss Antonio Conte as part of Chelsea's backroom coaching staff.
Pirlo was linked with a coaching position at Stamford Bridge earlier this year, only for Conte to rule out a reunion as the deep-lying playmaker was focused on extending his playing career at the time.
However, probed about the rumours, Pirlo told reporters: "An assistant to Conte? People are saying that. I have my ideas but I need time to decide. I don't know yet. I will will return to Italy in December."
Pirlo, a 2006 World Cup winner, has previously worked under Conte for Juventus and the Italy national side.