The Mail on Sunday says Chelsea are considering a sensational offer to former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Laudrup to become their first team coach next season if Avram Grant is elevated to a more senior administrative role.

Tentative unofficial inquiries have already been made about whether the 43-year-old former Danish international would be available and interested in moving to Stamford Bridge.

Laudrup would have a powerful ally at Chelsea in chief talent scout Frank Arnesen - a fellow Dane who, like the Getafe coach, was born in Copenhagen.