According to reports, Arsenal are leading the race to make ex-Bayern Munich and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti their next manager.
As reported by Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Italian tactician wants to stay within club football and is not interested in the switch to managing a national side.
This has handed the Gunners a boost in their chase of Ancelotti, who has also seemingly turned down a move to Italy.
The former AC Milan boss has said that Serie A football has too many issues and that he, alone, cannot fix them all.
This has opened wide to the door to a switch to the North London club, and return to the English Premier League, with French tactician Arsene Wenger’s future still under severe uncertainty.
The report also suggests that Spurs are interested, if La Liga giants Real Madrid were to pry manager Mauricio Pochettino from them in the summer transfer window.
If the Gunners fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the second successive campaign, Arsene Wenger could be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.