Unai Emery has admitted he open to become the next Arsenal manager, but insisted he has yet to receive offer from the North London club.
The Gunners said goodbye to 68-year-old manager Arsene Wenger on Sunday as the Frenchman ended his 22-year reign at Emirates Stadium and now they are in the market for a new manager.
Emery has been linked with taking over Arsene Wenger’s job for the next season, but the Spaniard revealed that the Gunners had not approached him with an offer.
I have no offer,’ he told Cadena SER.
‘Possibilities open up that can be concrete or not. I am open to everything. I don’t think about stopping coaching.’
Emery left PSG this month after the Ligue 1 giants opted against extending his contract at Parc de Princes.
The Gunners hierarchy want to appoint a new manager by the start of the World Cup and reports from Britain reported that they have scheduled talks with Emery and are due to meet with him within weeks.
Meanwhile, Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is believed to be a top candidate to take over Unai Emery’s job at PSG.
Arsenal have the edge over Chelsea in the race to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri thanks to recently appointed by director Raul Sanllehi’s relationship with the African playmaker, according to reports in France.
The Ivory Coast international has long been rumoured with a switch to the Premier League after several impressive seasons in Ligue 1, and he had reportedly been identified as a top transfer target for Chelsea.
However, now L’Equipe claim it is the Gunners who have the upper hand in any negotiations.
The ex-Barcelona transfer guru has joined the Gunners in November as head of football relations.
Sanllehi’s tried to lure Serie at Nou Camp during his time at Barcelona.
Sanllehi spent much of last summer trying to lure Seri at Nou Camp with Ernesto Valverde has been keen on to strengthen the midfield area. However, the deal has never been materialised.
However, L’Equipe report that he has maintained a positive relationship with Seri and it gives the Gunners advantage in the race for his signature.
Chelsea and Arsenal are both believed to seeking a new manager ahead of the new season and before starting a bidding war for Seri they will have to lure world-class tactician to London.
Massimiliano Allegri has suggested that he intends to continue his managerial career at Juventus despite interest from Chelsea and Arsenal.
Since Arsene Wenger revealed his plans to leave the North London stadium, Allegri has been named as one of the top candidates to take over 68-year-old Frenchman’s job.
However, after winning another Serie A title with Juve last weekend Allegri says that his focused to improve Juventus for the next campaign and plans to remain at Allianz Stadium for another year.
The 50-year-old told Italian reporters: “If they don’t fire me, then I think I’m staying at Juventus next year too.
“It’s not an issue of decisions on the future, it’s about planning what the future of Juventus will be, because once we’ve finished celebrating, we have to sit around a table with clear heads.
“When the next season begins, we all start from zero points and must continue proving we are competitive.”
Allegri has also been linked with the managerial position at Chelsea, however, now it seems that both London clubs will have to look elsewhere in order to lure a world-class manager.