Arsene Wenger emerged as top transfer target for PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain are willing to replace sporting director Antero Henrique with former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who brought the curtain down on his 22-year reign at the end of last season and was succeeded by Unai Emery.

According to ESPN, the 68-year-old remains keen for a return to management but could be tempted by a senior role with the French champions, who would charge him with the responsibility of revitalising their academy and overseeing their transfer strategy.

Last month UEFA confirmed it was reopening its investigation into Paris Saint-Germain’s finances, having previously, in June, cleared the club of breaking financial fair play (FFP) rules.

Ligue 1 outfit are said to think the European governing body are unlikely to have completed their latest enquiries until after the January window closes but, in any case, would not look to appoint Arsene Wenger until February at the earliest.

Antero Henrique is reportedly working on deals to sign Porto’s Danilo Pereira, Celta Vigo’s Stanislav Lobotka and Genk’s Sander Berge but senior figures at Parc des Princes have grown frustrated at his inability land some priority targets.

French giants approached N’Golo Kante this summer, but the Chelsea ace opted to remain with the FA Cup holders, while Adrien Rabiot appears destined to leave on free next summer.