Hayward is on a shortlist with Roger Agnelli,
the former chief executive of Brazil's Vale SA <VALE5.SA>, and
Frank Chapman, former head of oil and gas producer BG Group Plc
<BG.L>, according to the Journal, which said it is not clear
whether the shortlist is final, or who is the front runner.
Hayward, who resigned from the top job at BP in the wake of the
2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, became interim chairman of the
newly merged commodities group in May 2013.
Glencore said then he had been appointed "with the intention
that he will step down once a new chairman takes up the role."
Glencore declined to comment on Friday.
(Reporting by Allison Martell in Toronto;
by Silvia Antonioli in London; editing by Nick Zieminski)
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