Juventus boss Massimilano Allegri says he “won’t deny or confirm” speculation Arsenal want him to take over from Arsene Wenger at the end of the season.
The Italian has been heavily with taking over the Gunners with Wenger’s future at the club after this campaign uncertain.
The 67-year-old’s contract expires this summer and he is yet to confirm if he will stay on and has claimed only he will go on his “gut feeling”.
Wenger has come under huge pressure following Saturday’s defeat to Chelsea and Allegri was asked about the rumours linking him with the Premier League following Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Crotone.
“I won’t deny or confirm anything,” he said via Football Italia.
“I am in sync with the club, now we have to focus on winning.
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“At this time of the season the media always says I’m leaving, even when things are going really well.”
Juve’s win leaves the Italian champions seven points clear at the top of Serie A and looking odds on to claim yet another title.
Allegri has already won the league twice with Juve and could well make it a hat-trick of titles by the end of the season.
His comments are likely to excite some supporters who have become disillusioned after seeing the club’s title hopes virtually disappear after defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal have also been linked with Diego Simeone, Ralph Hasenhüttl and Eddie Howe if Wenger does indeed step down, although currently Allegri appears to be the favourite.
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