Chelsea boss Avram Grant has admirers inside Premiership boardrooms.
The Observer says Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra would consider the Israeli as a replacement for Sven Goran Eriksson, who could move to Stamford Bridge in a straight swap.
"The club would be interested in Grant. The owner likes him very much," a City insider said.
West Ham are also thought to be monitoring Grant if they decided to replace manager Alan Curbishley in the summer.