Arsenal have spoken to Max Allegri on a number of occasions about replacing Arsene Wenger, according to reports.

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri says the Gunners are being proactive in their pursuit of a new boss if Wenger does decide to leave.

The Frenchman has a matter of months left to run on his deal at The Emirates and is coming under increased pressure to go.

Another European shambles and a weak title tilt has been the final straw for many Gooners and the club appear to be making moves for a successor.

Palmeri tweeted: “Arsenal had several contacts with Allegri!

“The last one approx 10 days ago.

“Here details on those and on future.”

Palmeri’s report goes on to say that the interest from both sides is real.

However, the conversations are preliminary and much work is to be done if Juventus boss Allegri is to arrive in north London.

Meanwhile there are some reports claiming that Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has told Arsenal that they have 3 weeks to decide if they want to appoint him as Arsene Wenger’s successor.

The 49-year-old has been consistently linked with the post at the Emirates in recent months, as he continues to impress with his work in Turin.

Following on from his successful time at AC Milan, he has since won a further two Serie A titles with the Bianconeri and is on course to add a third this season.

However, it appears as though he is open to the possibility of moving to England, as the latest reports say he has given Arsenal until the end of the month to decide whether or not they want him to replace Wenger this summer.



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