Arsenal set to appoint Massimiliano Allegri after breakthrough talks – report

Arsenal are confident of appointing Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager, say reports

Arsene Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal are “confident” of appointing Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager after holding breakthrough discussions with the Italian’s camp, according to reports in the British media.

The Times, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Allegri is now the front-runner to be confirmed as Arsene Wenger’s successor at The Emirates.

The Juventus boss has been widely touted as one of the main targets for Arsenal as they look for their new manager following Wenger’s decision to stand down this summer.

Now, the same report is claiming that Allegri has sought reassurances from Arsenal about the club’s ability to spend big in the transfer market this summer before making a final decision about his future.

It is also being claimed that Allegri has been learning English ahead of a potential move to the Premier League to continue his career.

The 50-year-old is widely considered to be one of the leading candidates to take over from Wenger at Arsenal after the Frenchman ended his 22-year reign at the club.

Arsenal have not been able to challenge for the Premier League title in recent seasons and ended up sixth this term.

The Gunners have not lifted the Premier League trophy since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign under Wenger.

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