Arsenal have made an approach to Antonio Conte, but the Italian coach is not interested in a move to the Emirates.
That’s according to Tuttomercatoweb journalist Tancredi Palmeri, who says Conte is not convinced by what’s on offer at Arsenal.
Current Gunners boss Mikel Arteta finds himself under fire early on in the campaign, with three defeats from three in the Premier League, no goals scored, and nine conceded.
It means he finds himself out in front in the potential sack race, with some Arsenal fans calling for his head immediately.
Should he go, Antonio Conte is likely to be at the top of many wishlists, having become a free agent when he left Inter Milan in the summer.
His time at the Italian champions again proved his credentials, which are also bolstered by four Serie A titles, two Supercoppa Italiana’s and a Premier League and FA Cup success as well.
That’s the sort of experience Arsenal could do with, but it seems initial contacts have not gone all that well.
“While Antonio Conte still has to break his taboo in the Champions League, when it comes to playing in the championship, he has an unparalleled average: 5 seasons in the top division won out of 7 played to the end,” Palmeri writes on TMW.
“This is one of the reasons why Arsenal decided to knock in Salento and direct their questionable technical project entirely on Conte.
“But for the moment, the coach has not been convinced.
“He’s convinced that he deserves more than a noble decadence languishing in last place, which has not entered the Champions League for years, which this year does not even make the European cups, and with a schizophrenic market policy. You can’t blame him.”