Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola his priority target next summer, according to reports.
The two time Champions league winner is currently in charge of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich but the coach’s contract at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of the current season and it is believed that he is set to move to the premier league next summer, as per ESPN .
Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with a move to sign the 44 year old with reports claiming the Spaniard is close to a move to Manchester City.
Chelsea axed their former manager and are already in search of his replacements.
According to Squawka via Daily Express, Abramonvich is ready to do whatever it takes to sign the Spaniard ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City.
However, the Russian billionaire is set to have his work cut out in convincing Guardiola to move to Stamford bridge as the Daily Mail claims the former Barcelona man has told the club that they need 10 new players if he is to manage the club.
The Chelsea managerial job is now being occupied by former Netherland’s manager Guus Hiddink on an interim basis.
According to the Express, Hiddink will be rewarded with mouth watering incentives should the club win the FA cup, win the Champions league and finish in the top 4.
Mourinho and Guardiola were rivals in their time at La Liga and should the Spaniard take over Chelsea on a long term, it remains to be seen if he will stick with the team the Portuguese built in the last 3 years.
Chelsea currently sit 16th on the premier league table, 1 point ahead of the relegation zone.