Dalglish wrote in the Mirror: "The next few months will give Chelsea the chance to weigh him up. And the chance for Rafa to weigh up Chelsea. Getting knocked out of the Capital One Cup might actually do the club a favour because it will allow them to concentrate on getting into the Champions League.
"It wouldn't surprise me if he attracts interest from elsewhere. Bayern Munich went for Pep Guardiola. I could see another German club looking at Rafa, who has won the Champions League but is only on a short-term contract."