Arsenal are in advanced talks with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri over replacing Arsene Wenger, according to the Sunday Express.
The report claims that the Gunners have not yet offered the Frenchman an extension with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.
Wenger has yet to reveal his plans and could indeed opt to stand aside after more than 20 years in the job.
The club have been heavily linked with a move for Allegri and the latest report claims they are in “advanced talks” although are yet to reach agreement.
Arsenal have also been linked with RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone although speculation surrounding Allegri appears to be growing.
We brought you the news earlier this month that Allegri had fallen out with several key Juventus stars Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini after their defeat to Fiorentina, which had led his agent to contact Arsenal.
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Allegri has been at the helm of Juve, since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014 and has won two Serie A titles as well as guiding the club to the Champions League final in 2015.
Juve are currently top of the table in Serie A and look on course to make it a hat-trick of titles while they are also in the knockout stages of the Champions League where they will face Porto.
Allegri has sought to downplay speculation over a move to Arsenal admitting that while he is learning English it is not because he is about to leave Juventus.
However, the growing noise surrounding Allegri suggests he is becoming the club’s favoured option to replace Wenger at the end of the season – should the Frenchman opt to step down.