Nou Camp and White Hart Lane bosses in frame for Stamford Bridge job but face competition.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will attempt to bring Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to West London after the Champions League final.
Stamford Bridge sources say the Russian billionaire will hope to speak to the 40-year-old when he is London this week preparing to face Manchester United at Wembley.
Abramovich wants Guardiola to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked an hour after a 1-0 loss to Everton, that saw the Blues end a disappointing season in second place.
Guardiola has hinted at the possibility of leaving the Nou Camp, claiming the ‘pressures of the job’ are beginning to get to him.
But bringing the Catalan boss to the Bridge will not be easy and Abramovich is interested in Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp as his second option.
Abramovich has already got his representatives looking into the possibility of Redknapp making a switch across the capital.
Ancelotti is now expected to return to management in Italy with Juventus and Roma both searching for a new boss.
He is expected to receive £6million in compensation after the club issued a statement confirming Chelsea have parted company with their manager.
“This season’s performances have fallen short of expectations and the club feels the time is right to make this change ahead of next season’s preparations,” the statement read.
“Chelsea’s long-term football objectives and ambitions remain unchanged and we will now be concentrating all our efforts on identifying a new manager.”
Abramovich is now looking for his seventh manager since buying the club in 2003.
Guus Hiddink, Marco Van Basten, Didier Deschamps and Andrea Villas-Boas are all linked with the job but the Russian is adamant he wants Guardiola or Redknapp.