Chelsea are targeting Juventus manager Max Allegri

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri will hold talks with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli and Guiseppe Marotta as soon as the Serie A season ends on May 20th, according to a reliable journalist.

Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol delivered the news via his official Twitter feed and added that Italian giants would not prevent their manager from leaving the club: “Allegri to have talks about his future with Juventus as soon as title race is over – next Sunday? One of leading candidates to replace Wenger at Arsenal. Talks will be with chairman Agnelli & CEO Marotta. Juve want him to stay but won’t stand in his way if he says he wants to go.”

Allegri has been hotly linked with the Arsenal managerial position since Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger, announced that he would be stepping down from the position after 22 years in charge.

Football Insider verdict:

Allegri seems to be the main man in the hotseat with some of the previous favourites like Brendan Rodgers and Luis Enrique dropping down in the running due to high wage demands. The Juventus boss comes with a wealth of success, having won Serie A with AC Milan in his first season at the club and another three titles with the Old Lady which will likely become four at the end of this campaign. The patient style of play and reliance on retaining possession of the ball is similar to Wenger’s philosophy so the Gunners would unlikely be getting anything from the Italian manager that is radically different from what they are witnessing at the moment. We think someone in the mould of Diego Simeone or Roberto Mancini would be a better choice for the North Londoners who need a complete overhaul and change in footballing philosophy from the current regime. But it would now seem that Allegri is the man who tops the list.

In other Arsenal news, Campbell: Arsenal fans may disagree, but this is the right man to replace Wenger.

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