PEP GUARDIOLA wants a face-to-face meeting with Roman Abramovich before deciding whether or not to become Chelsea chief.

Chelsea get Pep talk

The new European champions are chasing the ex-Barcelona boss with an £11million-a-year offer.

He has also been promised there will be no pressure on him to win major trophies in his first two years in charge while he reshapes the club.

But Guardiola has not yet been won over, despite a meeting with Blues officials in Spain on Monday.

He has demanded talks with Abramovich himself, so he can hear the offer from the horse’s mouth.

Abramovich is ready to meet Guardiola, who remains keen on having a year out, and will not take kindly to being snubbed.

A Chelsea source said: “If it takes a big meeting with Abramovich to get the deal done, that’s what must happen.”

It all leaves interim boss Roberto Di Matteo no clearer about his future.

But he is not interested in holding the fort for 12 months while Guardiola enjoys a sabbatical.