Paris Saint-Germain confident of snapping up Arsenal boss Wenger

Paris Saint-Germain believe Arsene Wenger will agree to leave Arsenal and move to Ligue 1 at the end of the season to replace Carlo Ancelotti, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

The newspaper adds that members of the PSG hierarchy have confirmed privately that Wenger has agreed to take the position, bringing an end to his 17-year tenure at the Gunners that has seen the club claim three Premier League titles and four FA Cups and reach the Champions League final in 2006.

Wenger personally has been named Premier League Manager of the Season three times – in 1998, 2002 and 2004 – and the LMA Manager of the Year twice, in 2001/02 and 2003/04.

It is reported by the Telegraph that even a worst case scenario has Wenger ending up in the French capital but not for another 12 months, when his current contract at Arsenal will have expired.

The current manager, Ancelotti, is expected to be a contender to replace Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid when the Portuguese leaves La Liga this summer. The ex-Chelsea boss has reportedly told PSG’s owners that he will leave their employ at the end of the season, with PSG on the brink of winning their first title in almost 20 years.

Not since 1994 have PSG been crowned French champions but they head the table by nine points with four games to play. It is thought that Ancelotti will publically confirm his decision to leave the club once the title is secure, which would then force a decision from Wenger on whether or not to leave Arsenal now or wait out his contract until next summer.

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