Chins were wagging even more than usual here in the Football Transfer Tavern this morning after our Chelsea contingent read the exclusive in the Daily Star that claimed Roman Abramovich hasn’t given up on persuading Pep Guardiola to join as boss for next season.
With Manchester City the favourites to name him as Manuel Pellegrini’s successor for the 2016/17 campaign, Guardiola’s eventual whereabouts is still unknown but it came from the horses mouth this week that he wants to manage in England next season.
At present, Guus Hiddink looks like he’s steadied the Blues ship with several of Chelsea’s players playing to the level that is expected of them in the club’s 0-3 demolition of Crystal Palace on Sunday.
It’s a double-edged sword for Blues fans who after so much time are relieved that their team is finally playing to its potential but at the same time, it’s incredibly frustrating that several players clearly weren’t trying in the latter days of the Jose Mourinho regime.
But Chelsea fans know all they can do is look to the future now and say Pep Guardiola were to join as Blues boss for next season; just who would he target in the transfer market?
Here’s five players he may make a move for first.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players who could follow Pep Guardiola to Chelsea if he joins.