Lovullo has been rumored as a possible candidate for the Cubs the past two weeks as their search has shown no signs of ending, despite numerous interviews and second interviews. The team has reportedly been waiting for the chance to interview Lovullo before making any decisions and he could become the favorite if a meeting with team officials goes well.
The Mariners are also interested in Lovullo, though the Cubs have been most prominent in rumors for the former MLB infielder. Lovullo has interviewed for manager positions in the past with the Dodgers and Pirates but has yet to actually be named manager of a Major League team.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has said that he would like a new manager in place by the Nov. 11 general manager meetings. That gives the team just over a week to hire someone to replace Dale Sveum, who was fired following the 2013 campaign.