Manchester United hope to tempt Pep Guardiola away from Bayern Munich. The Telegraph says United are prepared to make a check on Guardiola before turning to their list of more realistic targets.
Having sacked David Moyes and put Ryan Giggs in temporary charge until the end of the season, United must now identify the club's long-term successor.
Any move for Guardiola would be a long-shot, as he is only 12 months into the three-year deal he signed at Bayern last summer. The Spaniard has already guided the German club to the Bundesliga title and faces Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night.
United are aware Guardiola sees United as a club he would eventually like to manage in England and sources suggest he is not entirely happy in Munich and with the influence of former Bayern players at the club.
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