Bayern Munich have reportedly urged Pep Guardiola to make a decision over his future at the Bundesliga giants before 30 December. Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are said to be keeping a close eye on the situation, while Guardiola's agent travelled to Munich for the Champions League tie with Arsenal to hold talks over a new deal.
The future of the former Barcelona manager at the German side has been under scrutiny as his contract at the club is set to expire in the summer of 2016. In October, the Spaniard claimed he was enjoying his time at Bayern but was in no rush to sign a new deal.
"I like my job," Guardiola said as quoted by Goal. "I am here to help the club and the players. That's my job. Everything else is not important. We are in October at the moment, so there is still plenty of time [to discuss contracts]."
But Marca reports that Bayern are concerned about the issue amid speculation linking him with the Premier League. It claims the Bundesliga giants have given him until 30 December to make a decision on his future.
The newspaper says Guardiola's priority would be to renew his contract at Bayern but it does not rule out the possibility of him snubbing the club, like he did to Barcelona. And it points out the FA has also approached his entourage in recent times ahead of becoming the replacement of current England manager Roy Hodgson.
Marca points out Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich tried to sign the Spaniard before Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge and the west London club could make a move for him in the summer of 2016 should the Portuguese boss fail to turnaround the current crisis at the club.
City have been linked with the Catalan in recent years since former Barcelona chiefs Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano arrived at the club, while United approached him before appointing David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.