(Reuters) - Glencore Xstrata Plc's
Hayward is on a shortlist with Roger Agnelli, the former chief executive of Brazil's Vale SA
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; Additional reporting by Silvia Antonioli in London; Editing by Nick Zieminski)