Despite the managers looking like leaving their present clubs an agreement can still not be reached.
It is looking almost certain that Jose Mourinho will be departing Real Madrid for Chelsea this summer, with PSG’s Carlo Ancelotti filling his spot at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Yet the finalisation on these decisions have come to a halt as agreements on financial packages are holding up the deals.
Both managers have expensive severance packages and buy-out clauses in their contracts, to prevent either the club or the boss losing our financially should they be sacked or leave.
With this in mind difficulty has arisen over who will fork out the bill for Mourinho’s departure – Madrid or Chelsea?
The Portuguese was accused in the week of effectively forcing Los Blancos president Florentino Perez to sack him so that he would receive his reported £12.6million compensation payment.
However, the 50-year-old has responded in less than favourable fashion to this suggesting he would not take any money from Madrid when he leaves – indicating Chelsea may be landed with the bill.
Yet owner Roman Abramovich is unwilling to pay the buy-out fee for a manager who was already planning on leaving the Bernabeu.
It is a similar story at Paris Saint Germain, with Ancelotti looking to depart the French capital for Madrid to replace Mourinho.
Perez is also not wanting to pay money to PSG to secure the Italian’s services, but with a year still remaining on Ancelotti’s contract it is unlikely the Ligue 1 champions will budge without some financial compensation.