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Arsenal target Maximiliano Allegri could snub a move to the Emirates to join Barcelona, according to reports.
Allegri is being lined up as a replacement for Arsene Wenger whose future is looking increasingly uncertain.
Wenger’s contract expires at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal. Some fans are calling for him to step down after yesterday’s humiliating exit from the Champions League.
Allegri has been tipped to take over the reigns at the Emirates should Wenger step down but Mundo Deportivo via The Daily Star reckons that the Juventus boss will turn down the chance of moving to Arsenal if Barcelona make a move for his services.
The Catalan giants are in search of a new manager after Luis Enrique revealed he won’t be continuing with them next season and Allegri’s record at Juventus have caught the eye of Barcelona’s decision makers.
The Italian led his club to the Champions League final in the first year and has never finished before the Semi-final stage of the competition in the last two years. He has won two consecutive league titles and is well on course to win the third one this year. What an impressive track record, indeed.
He is the kind of manager Arsenal needs to replace Wenger but Barcelona’s interest in his services will complicate things for us.