According to reports coming from ESPN FC, potential candidates for the new director of football don’t seem very interested in the position.

Hoffenheim’s media director Holger Kliem refused to speak about recent speculation, stating that the club needs to focus first on their league position in the Bundesliga and after the season is finished, any potential negotiations may start.

“We are aware of the reports and the speculation,” he said. “But, as always, we won’t join in with this speculation.”

38-year-old Alexander Rosen has been at Hoffenheim for eight years and this summer he could move to London for what seems to be complete a rebuilding process at Arsenal.

Borussia Dortmund’s director of football Michael Zorc has been with the club since 1978 and is most likely to stay despite links with Arsenal.

In an interview with Bild, the 54-year-old German said: “I feel pretty good at Dortmund.”

Marc Overmars from Ajax is another candidate for the role, but his future is also unknown.

With Arsene Wenger’s stubbornness, the question remains – Is the Frenchman ready to loosen up and accept someone else making decisions about his squad? Until that can be clarified, speculation about a director of football is just that – speculation.