Chelsea chiefs will meet with Pep Guardiola’s brother on Monday and believe they can tempt the former Barcelona boss to take over at Stamford Bridge, according to The People.
It is claimed that the club will tell Guardiola he would be under no pressure to win trophies during his first two seasons in charge.
There has been speculation that the Italian, who has a house in the Midlands following his spell as West Brom boss, is interested in taking over at Villa because of the uncertainty surrounding his future at Chelsea.
It is claimed that there is now a strong possibility that he will succeed the sacked Alex McLeish.
The Sunday Mirror also suggest that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is determined to appoint Guardiola even if he has to wait a year, and that Ryan Bertrand is in line for a new contract.
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