Brighton & Hove Albion have given Chelsea permission to speak to Graham Potter about becoming the club's new head coach, 90min can confirm.

The Blues dispensed with Thomas Tuchel after the 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday, despite backing the German to the tune of £273m over the summer - a world record spend during a single transfer window.

Co-owner Todd Boehly unanimous agreed with Chelsea's hierarchy that a change was needed, and Tuchel's 20-month reign - which yielded Champions League glory in May last year - was brought to an end by a club statement on Wednesday morning.

Sources have confirmed to 90min that Chelsea are looking to replace Tuchel quickly and have quietly been doing their homework on a number of prospective candidates.