Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri claims reports in England that he has verbally agreed to manage Arsenal next season are not true.
The Sunday Express claimed yesterday that the Italian had agree a deal with the Gunners to replace Arsene Wenger whose contract expires in the summer.
Allegri has been heavily linked with moving to Arsenal for some time now but has once again sought to downplay such speculation.
Speaking after Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Udinese on Sunday he insisted he has had no contact with any Premier League clubs and had yet to decide his future.
“The rumours from England are not true. And I’m not the one to decide my future – Juventus will,” he said via The Sun.
“And if these rumours were true, Juventus would be the first to know and I haven’t talked to Juventus yet.
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“We’ll talk and we’ll decide. But I haven’t talked to anyone and to any club in England.”
Allegri has appeared to be the frontrunner to be the next Arsenal boss although reports on Sunday also claimed the club are now interested in Ronald Koeman.
Another managerial target Bayern Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt, parted company with the Bundesliga side over the weekend, which will no doubt increase speculation further.
Wenger, meanwhile, is coming under increasingly heavy pressure following Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool and his decision to omit star man Alexis Sanchez from his starting line-up.
The latest reports have claimed Sanchez was dropped after a series of rows behind the scenes and now looks destined to leave the club this summer.