NEWS DIGEST–A former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is closing in on a return to management with AC Milan his possible destination, according to reports.
Wenger has been without a job since he called time on his 22-year stay with the Gunners.
“I believe I will start again on 1 January,” Wenger recently told SportBILD.
“I don’t know yet. I am well rested and ready to work again.”
Now according to France Football, Wenger has been in negotiations for several weeks about taking charge of Milan.
The club are desperately trying to return to the Champions League but results have been far away from what investors Elliott Management Corporation are expecting.
Billionaires and Elliott Management Corporation owners Paul and Gordon Singer are keen to replace Gennaro Gattuso with the Frenchman.
Gattuso took over from Vincenzo Montella in November 2017 and had his contract extended in April this year.
Milan recently appointed Ivan Gazidis, who previously worked closely with Wenger during his time as Arsenal’s chief executive.
France Football indicate talks are “close” to completion, with some sources suggesting a deal is already in place.
Wenger beat Milan in last season’s Europa League with the Gunners.
The Rossoneri are currently keeping chase in the race for Champions League football.
They currently occupy fourth spot and remain level on 21 points with Lazio.
They’re still ten points behind leaders Juventus.