Arsenal are monitoring Napoli manager’s Maurizio Sarri’s contract situation, according to reports.
Sarri’s current contract with Napoli expires at the end of the season and a number of clubs are said to be keeping an eye on the situation.
According to Rai Sports journalist, Ciro Venerato, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and West Ham are interested in Sarri.
“Sarri’s contract expires on 31 May 2018 and will not renew for less than €3.5-4 million a year,” Venerato said on Calciomercato Napoli.
“The question is very simple, they must either pay him or [he will] go.
“The Tuscan manager has repeatedly called for the increase and the foreign interest does not help Napoli.
“From Atletico Madrid to Arsenal, passing through West Ham. All want Sarri and he likes [the interest].”
Given that Arsene Wenger signed a new contract until 2019 last summer, it’s very unlikely that Arsenal will be looking for a new manager this summer.
However, if they are scouting around for new managers, they could do worse than Sarri.
Sarri’s Napoli have a well-earned reputation for playing exciting football with a team technically gifted midfielders and forwards.
After taking over in 2015, Napoli have managed 2nd and 3rd placed finishes in Serie A.
Italian managers, such as the likes of Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte, have also managed to have success in the Premier League.
This certainly isn’t the first time Arsenal have been linked with other managers.
Last season, there were a number of reports linking Arsenal with the likes of RB Leipzig’s Ralph Hassenhuttl and then-Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.
Wenger, though, signed a new contract and we’re seemingly stuck with him, for better or worse, until 2019 at the earliest.