Crystal Palace have held talks with Manuel Pellegrini about the vacant manager’s position at Selhurst Park, Sky Sports reports.
Chairman Steve Parish has been frustrated in his attempts to find a successor to Sam Allardyce, who resigned last month after keeping the club in the Premier League.
Former Manchester City manager Pellegrini was appointed head coach at Hebei China Fortune last August but has always been keen on a return to English football.
Palace recently missed out on appointing Hull boss Marco Silva, who went to Watford, as well as Claudio Ranieri after the Italian took over at French club Nantes.
Burnley’s Sean Dyche remains in Palace’s sights but Pellegrini may represent a suitable solution.
The Chilean won the Premier League title and League Cup in his first season at the Etihad in 2013/14. He added another League Cup in his third and final season at City.
Palace have so far declined to comment.