Zinedine Zidane still interested in taking over as manager of Chelsea despite the club’s two-year transfer ban, according to The Sun.
The Stamford Bridge side were hit with the suspension over illegally signing 29 young players, but may appeal in order to have the upcoming summer transfer window to recruit fresh faces.
With current boss Maurizio Sarri under pressure after a run of poor form, Zidane still wants the job and will be given a huge £200m for signings.
The incumbent Italian enjoyed a fine start to life in west London, but has overseen an alarming dip in form that sees Chelsea sit sixth in the Premier League, one point from the Champions League places.
Despite only joining from Napoli in the summer, his long-term future remains unclear amid interest from Roma in making him their boss at the end of the current season.
Zidane has been unemployed since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season, having led the club to a third consecutive Champions League win.
The Frenchman’s former club Juventus are also considering an offer for him to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he enjoyed so much success in Spain.
The probe from FIFA analysed more than 100 transfers carried out by the club, with Chelsea also fined £460,000 and given three months to address the issues highlighted.
FIFA also handed a £390,000 fine to the Football Associan for failing to police the recruitment of young players at a club under their jurisdiction.