The Sunday Mirror says current PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti would be interested in a job swap to succeed Wenger at the Emirates. PSG’s rich Qatari owners are prepared to hand Wenger a £10m-a-year, three-year contract to take over at the Parc des Princes next season.
The French club last week saw Pep Guardiola agree to become Bayern Munich boss, while Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho reiterated his desire to return to England. PSG have not given up on Mourinho, but now see Wenger as their best option – even though he has vowed to see out his Arsenal contract that runs to 2014 and has never walked out on a club.
Wenger is already one of Europe’s highest-paid managers on £7m-a-year, but PSG would have no problems giving him a significant increase.
PSG tried to hire Wenger before appointing Ancelotti in 2011 and the Frenchman knows president Nasser al-Khelaifi from his work for the Al Jazeera television station.