Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has apparently told close friends he is willing to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
According to an exclusive in the Sun on Sunday the Juve boss is ready to leave Turin and take over from Wenger if the Arsenal board decide to cut short Wenger’s contract.
Wenger signed a two-year extension to his deal after landing the FA Cup last season, but such has been the form this season that Arsenal are believed to be ready to move the 68 year-old upstairs.
The club are on course for the worst Premier League finish of Wenger’s 22-year reign and with their top-four hopes gone they will need to win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Allegri, 50, who masterminded Spurs’ Champions League exit in midweek, is believed to be top of Arsenal’s wanted list, which is also believed to include Brendan Rodgers, Carlo Ancelotti, Joachim Lowe and Roberto Martinez.
The Italian’s CV is impressive having led Juve to three successive Italian League and Cup doubles plus two Champions League finals and also won the Serie A title while at AC Milan.
Chelsea are also believed to be interested in the Italian, who the report claims, is fearful his time maybe coming to an end in Serie A.
Allegri, who only signed a contract until 2020 last summer, has guided Juve into second place, just a point behind Napoli this term.
But he is learning English and, as per the source, “would love the chance to manage in the Premier League”.