Brighton boss Gus Poyet admits he is happy to be linked to the job of Chelsea manager.
The 45-year-old Uruguayan, who played for Chelsea from June 1997 to June 2001 and made more than 100 appearances for the club, is around a 7/1 chance to succeed Rafael Benitez when the interim boss departs Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Poyet, who has guided Brighton into the play-off places in the Championship this term, said: "I want to go to the highest level and if it's the Premier League and it's Chelsea, fantastic.
"That's my aim. Everybody knows. I don't hide it.
"I like the speculation because it means we are doing something right. But it doesn't change my life at the moment."
Benitez has hogged Thursday's headlines following his rant criticising Blues supporters and the club's decision to give him the title of interim manager.
The Blues boss launched an impassioned monologue following the holders' 2-0 FA Cup win at Middlesbrough, which set up a quarter-final tie with Manc...