Arsene Wenger puts France Football rumours to bed

Arsene Wenger has branded rumours that he is poised to take over at AC Milan as “fake news”.

The former Arsenal boss has been out of the game since he left Arsenal after 22 years in the summer.

Thee 69-year-old has been strongly linked with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who have both struggled to hit their usual high standards this season.

However, France Football on Tuesday claimed it was AC Milan who eere the club to have held ongoing talks with Wenger and the respected French outlet suggested his appointment at the San Siro could even be close.

They claimed that Milan owners Paul and Gordon Singer are both big Arsenal fans and targeted Wenger to replace club legend Gennaro Gattuso as soon as it became apparent he would be leaving the Gunners last summer.

Arsenal’s former chief executive Ivan Gazidis will also take up his new role at AC Milan on December 1 after spending 10 years with Wenger at The Emirates.

Wenger though, who has said he will look to get back into the game in 2019, has denied that he is set to be appointed at the San Siro.

“The only thing I can say is, it’s fake news. If I signed somewhere I would tell you. It’s wrong,” Wenger said on beIN Sports.

“I cannot master the rumours, I can only master what I do in my life. That’s wrong as well.”

Asked when he would be back in management, last week the Frenchman told Sky Sports News: “At the beginning of the year.

“It will seem odd to go somewhere else but I can’t tell you (where) because I don’t know where I’ll be. I’ll be somewhere – but I don’t know where.

“I have had a good rest and watched football a lot. I have many good memories, so I miss them.”