The Turkish FA has added fuel to the fire, with the national association admitting it is powerless to prevent Guus Hiddink heading back for a second spell in charge of Chelsea.
Hiddink is believed to be the No. 1 choice of Blues owner Roman Abramovich to succeed Carlo Ancelotti. The Dutchman has made no direct comment on the reports, although he has made it clear that he craves working with players on a daily basis.
Turkey remain in the hunt to qualify for Euro 2012 following a 1-1 draw with Belgium, but it is being claimed the Dutchman will head to Stamford Bridge, where he had a spell in 2009, before the conclusion of the campaign.
Frank Lampard Snr said on Monday that he felt Hiddink was days away from taking charge of Chelsea and the Turkish FA is bracing itself for his departure.
It is being claimed that as well as longing for the challenge of club football, Hiddink is said to be unhappy about the prospect of Federation chief Mahmut Ozgener losing power in the presidential elections at the end of June.
"If Ozgener was staying, Guus would probably stay too," a Turkish FA source told the BBC. "Ozgener has gone on holiday and hasn't decided if he will stand for re-election, but even if does he's likely to lose.
"Hiddink says he has a contract but these promises don't have value. Chelsea is too good an offer to turn down and the Federation understands this.
"Hiddink feels he still has a job to do there, he wants to work every day, and win Championships and maybe the Champions League.
"We will understand that he has coached his last Turkey game as long as Chelsea pay the compensation."