The vacant managerial position at the San Siro is creating plenty of interest among the more high-profile managers in Europe.

Inter Milan club president, Massimo Moratti, earlier fired Claudio Ranieri - his fourth manager since the successful Jose Mourinho left the Nerazzurri for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Ranieri, a former Chelsea manager, was fired following a 0-2 defeat to arch-rivals Juventus. The Inter first team is, at the moment, in the hands of former youth team coach Andrea Stramaccioni.

An earlier IBTimes UK article reported on the possibility of another former Chelsea man - Andre Villas-Boas - replacing Ranieri, at the end of the season.

However, the most recent news, according to a report in The Telegraph, suggests Moratti may also have his eyes on present French national team coach, Laurent Blanc.

Unfortunately for the Italians, Blanc is reportedly also being targetted by Chelsea's billionaire Russian, Roman Abramovich, to fill the long-term managerial post at Stamford Bridge.

Blanc is expected to lead his country to the 2012 European Championships, after which it is believed he will return to club management. There are reports in the French media which suggest Chelsea have already made contact with Blanc.

However, Inter may yet have an inside track. Blanc played for the Nerazzurri for two seasons and is well-liked in the country.

The Telegraph report also mentions Didier Deschamps and David Moyes as long-term alternatives for Abramovich.

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