The Football Association are set to offer Roberto Mancini the England job until 2018, according to Quotidiano Sportivo.
The 51-year-old former Manchester City manager is out of work after leaving Inter Milan by mutual consent in August and has been courted by clubs in China.
The Italian won the FA Cup and Premier League in his three-and-a-half seasons in the Premier League with City.
The former Manchester City manager, available after leaving Inter Milan this summer, was spotted at Wembley on Saturday for England’s World Cup qualifying victory over Malta.
The FA were quick to deny his attendance had anything to do with the vacant manager’s position, which interim boss Gareth Southgate is currently filling.
However, reports in Italy suggest Mancini will be offered the role, worth £3m-a-season, with a decision expected in the coming days.