Guardiola dismisses Chelsea link

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Pep Guardiola has dismissed the suggestion that he could leave Barcelona for Chelsea this summer as nothing more than 'fantasy'.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly identified the Barca boss as the ideal candidate to succeed Andre Villas-Boas, who was sacked in March, at Stamford Bridge.

Guardiola's side face the Blues in west London on Wednesday evening, in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final and, unsurprisingly, was questioned about moving to Chelsea next season.

The 41-year-old, though, gave short shrift to claims he could quit the Nou Camp, and added a backing of sorts to Chelsea's interim manager Roberto di Matteo.

"It is fantasy, it's hypothetical," said Guardiola in his pre match press conference.

"I am coach of Barcelona now and they have a good manager who is getting unbelievable results."

He added: "It's not useful for Chelsea or for Barcelona to talk about that. There is no time to talk about that."

Di Matteo, meanwhile, has done no harm to his prospects of being named Chelsea manager on a permanent basis, and beating Barcelona will further strengthen his claim for a full-time position.

The Italian was initially appointed to replace Villas-Boas until the end of the season, but will have impressed Abramovich with his results since taking charge.

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