Chelsea gossip: John Terry, Antonio Conte, Paul Pogba, John Stones

Chelsea Gossip

Chelsea will lose out on two long-term targets to Manchester City when Pep Guardiola moves there in the summer, with the Spaniard wanting Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, and Everton defender John Stones, 21, to join him at Etihad Stadium. (Mail)external-link

Bayern Munich boss Guardiola, 45, turned down last-minute offers from Chelsea and Manchester United to manage their clubs. (Star)external-link

Chelsea captain John Terry could be reunited with former Blues forward Gianfranco Zola in the Middle East. Talks have taken place between Qatar side Al Arabi, where Zola is manager, and the 35-year-old defender's advisers. (Mirror)external-link

However, the former England captain could earn £20m by playing just one season in China, although the MLS is also a possible destination. (Telegraph)external-link

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright backed Chelsea's decision not to offer Terry a new contract as "bold", but showing "time moves on". (Evening Standard)external-link

Terry does not want to stay in the Premier League and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ruled out a shock bid, adding the former England captain had a future in coaching when his playing career finished. (Belfast Telegraph)external-link

But that will not stop Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew trying "one more time" to sign Terry, whom he claimed has "sniggered" at previous attempts. (Metro)external-link

Times journalist Henry Winter suggested Italy head coach Antonio Conte, 46, will become the new permanent manager at Stamford Bridge next season. (Listen to clip on BBC Radio 5 live)

But Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, 62, is also a contender following the Chilean's announcement he will leave the club at the end of this season. (Express)external-link

Dutch midfielder Marcus van Ginkel, 23, said his ambition is still to pay for Chelsea, despite being loaned to PSV Eindhoven. (Inside Futbol)external-link

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