Manchester City and Liverpool were among three Premier League clubs to enquire about the services of Carlo Ancelotti in November, according to reports in France.
The Paris St-Germain boss is wanted by several top European clubs, including Real Madrid, and appears to be on his way out of the Ligue 1 at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger have both been linked with the Italian’s post at the Parc de Princes and that could open the door for a Premier League return.
Manchester City bosses have been disappointed with Roberto Mancini this season, following their lacklustre title defence, and reports from Anfield suggest Liverpool owners FSG are growing frustrated with poor results from Brendan Rodgers’ side.
And French newspaper Le Parisien report that the pair both considered a move for Ancelotti before the end of 2012.