Pep Guardiola is ready for talks with Sir Alex Ferguson over his plans at Manchester United. The People says Roman Abramovich must convince Guardiola to give up his Manchester ­United dream to make him Chelsea's next full-time boss.

United are Guardiola's first choice in England - Italian giants Milan are in the running - as he has ­reservations about the way Abramovich runs Chelsea.

And Guardiola may well sound out whether ­United manager Ferguson will retire at the end of the season before accepting an offer.