West Londoners make one final attempt to persuade Spaniard to join club.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has not given up hope of luring Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge, say the Daily Express.
The former Barcelona head coach is currently still enjoying a sabbatical in New York, where he now lives with his family, however, he returned to his home city this week to meet with his advisers and begin talks about his future plans.
And, the West Londoners’ demanding owner has once again been in contact with the much sought after head coach in an attempt to persuade him to take over the reins at Stamford Bridge next season.
Abramovich has made it be known to Guardiola that he would become the highest paid coach in world football were he to agree to succeed his compatriot Rafael Benitez in the Stamford Bridge dug-out, with a bumper contract of £18 million a year on the table.
The one-time Barca coach is also said to be weighing up offers from a plethora of other clubs, including fellow Premier League giants Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich and Serie A sides AC Milan and Internazionale.
However, having already reportedly rejected Abramovich’s overtures on three separate occasions during the last summer, the Russian oligarch hopes of persuading Guardiola to join the Blues still appear optimistic at best.
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