The prospective Hull City boss is big friends with the Chelsea owner.
Aston Villa, Everton, Sunderland and West Ham United are reportedly keen on Chelsea defender Michael Hector.
Scouts from Everton, West Ham, Sunderland and Aston Villa are said to have watched the versatile defender in action this season.
The Aberdeen boss is among the leading contenders to replace Mark Warburton, sacked as Rangers boss on Friday, at Ibrox.
The Villans' assistant appears to be having an influence on manager Roberto Di Matteo.
Could Roberto di Matteo look to his former club Chelsea upon joining Aston Villa?
Crystal Palace wanted to sign Michael Hector last summer.
Reading's Michael Hector could replace John Terry at Chelsea this summer, and the Jamaican has had this to say about the veteran's likely exit.
Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his defensive options after a poor start to Chelsea's Premier League title defense
The Reggae Boyz take on the reigning champions this evening.