Max Allegri to replace Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger is out of contract this summer and now according to reports from the Sun, claims have been made that Juventus boss Max Allegri is the favourite to replace the veteran Frenchman in the hot seat at the Emirates Stadium.
The report states that Allegri has fallen out with a number of his senior players at Juventus and despite leading the Old Lady to numerous trophies over the years, the 49-year-old is now on the verge of departing from the Turin based giants.
In addition, Allegri’s representatives are allegedly already in talks with officials at Arsenal over a potential move and there is now a strong possibility that the ex-AC Milan boss will be taking over the reins at the Premier League side.
Barcelona youngster reveals he snubbed Arsenal
Sergi Samper is a very promising midfielder but given the fierce competition for places at Barcelona, it was widely believed that he would be leaving the Nou Camp and Premier League giants Arsenal were widely touted to have placed a sizeable bid for the 21-year-old last season.
Arsenal evidently were not able to secure the services of Samper and the on-loan Granada star has now gone on to confirm that he indeed rejected an offer to join the Gunners as he did not want to leave Barcelona permanently.
The youngster told Granada’s official website, “I did not want to listen to [Arsene] Wenger. I told him clearly that I wanted to stay, I wanted to succeed at Barcelona. What would make me happy was succeeding at Barcelona in the future.”
Jenkinson on the verge of Crystal Palace move
Carl Jenkinson is expected to be leaving Arsenal during the current January transfer window and Crystal Palace has been mentioned as the most likely destination for the right-back, with manager Sam Allardyce recently confirming that he is keen on signing the player.
Allardyce had said, "I think that's (down to) negotiations between the chairman and the player's agent. While we appear to have an agreement with Arsenal, that agreement with the player hasn't reached a conclusion, so that's hanging in the balance, as we say."
In a further development to the story, Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that a deal has been agreed between Arsenal and Palace for Jenkinson and the transfer is now expected to go through.
Sheth was quoted saying, "A deal has been agreed between the clubs, personal terms are still being discussed. There is an expectation that this deal will go through soon."