Andre Villas-Boas
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline

The Villas-Boas replacement speculation continues, as this time, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly approached former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez for a possible change in the Blues' managership this summer, according to ESPN.

Villas-Boas' future in Chelsea will be decided at the forthcoming round of 16 (second leg) championship clash against Napoli.

According to a Daily Mail report, earlier, Abramovich had also approached former England manager Fabio Capello, who said that he was not interested in a short-term post.

On the other hand, Benitez, who left his last managerial job at Inter Milan in 2010, is immediately available for the post.

Also, the 51-year-old Spaniard has a very impressive record, managing big teams including Valencia, Liverpool and Inter Milan.

However, Villas-Boas says that he is confident of his job's safety claiming that Chelsea have now changed their policy about changing managers.

"Speculation is normal given the cultural past of this club but there's a different perspective now. There's a clear indication that there's a change in the way we approach the projects for the future," the Daily Mail quoted Villas-Boas as saying.

"We have great belief in what we will do next year. That doesn't take away any responsibility for what's happening now. We can do well in the Champions League and the FA Cup. But we had a three-year project to change not only the team, but the culture and structure of the club," he added.

Villas-Boas also says that he has no problem with his competitor, saying that it would be an honour meeting the former Liverpool manager.

"It would be an honour for me (to meet him).I have no problem with that.We share a common friend but I have never met him. We were going to have dinner three or four months ago but we didn't," Sky Sports quoted the 34-year-old Portuguese as saying.

"It would be fantastic to have dinner with him. He is one of the most successful managers in world football," he added.