Allegri ‘agrees Arsenal deal’ and targets Lazio star

Date published: Sunday 5th March 2017 12:29

Juventus boss Max Allegri has reportedly agreed a deal to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager this summer.

The Italian looks set to deliver a third successive Scudetto at Juve this season, and The Sunday Express claims he has already submitted a list of transfer targets to the Gunners’ board ahead of the summer.

Lazio midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is understood to top that list. However, it is being reported that Arsenal will still give Wenger the option of staying, meaning Allegri is little more than a contingency plan at this time.

Speaking on Saturday, Allegri attempted to distance himself on speculation regarding his own future, saying: “Right now, at this moment, we are focused on what happens this season and so to talk about what I’m going to do is of little interest to anyone.

“The Juventus fans are interested in what the team does and what the team can win. Last year I met the President and told him I would stay, that when the moment comes I will talk to the club and we’ll decide.

“I have a contract to 2018, but now we have to focus on this very important period of the season, concentrating on Serie A, the Champions League and Coppa Italia without thinking of what will happen next year.

“Right now nobody is interested in what my future holds. The important thing is to be aware we can go all the way in all three competitions.”

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