The Daily Mail says Guardiola wants to be the next manager of Chelsea.
The former Barcelona boss plans to return to the game next summer and has made it clear to friends he sees his future at Stamford Bridge.
There has been a noticeable shift in the type of player Chelsea are signing. Juan Mata, who signed in summer 2011, along with this season's recruits Eden Hazard and Brazilian midfielder Oscar, have all been schooled to play a certain way.
That has attracted Guardiola and there is pressure on owner Roman Abramovich as he considers his long-term plans for the club.