The Premier League champions are looking to lure Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge over a move to the Etihad, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
While speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "City are convinced they have done enough to get Pep Guardiola, but they have not signed anything.
"Roman Abramovich is aware of that and is trying to convince Pep by giving him a blank chequebook.
"The only thing that is clear is that his next job is in the Premier League. That's the only thing that nobody doubts."