May 11, 2021

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Bitter rivals Tottenham, Arsenal both in talks with Serie A boss

According to a report in Italy, Tottenham and Arsenal are both in dialogue with Italian coach Maurizio Sarri.

Spurs are looking for a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was surprisingly appointed Roma head coach on Tuesday. Just two weeks after his dismissal at Tottenham, the Portuguese coach has moved into another job back in Italy. The 58-year-old will take over in the summer, and he claimed that Roma fans’ “incredible passion” convinced him to move to Rome.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, meanwhile, is looking for a full-time coach to replace interim manager Ryan Mason. And Football Italy claiming exclusively that they are in talks with Juventus boss Sarri.

The former Chelsea boss remains under contract with the old lady until 2022. After guiding Juve to Scudetto last season, the old lady has limped behind Inter Milan during this period. Inter were actually declared Serie A winners at the weekend with Juve 13 points in operation.

It is understood that Sarri, 62, is open to another shot in the Premier League. He guided Chelsea to Europa League glory in his only season in charge in England in 2017-18.

The report claims that the Serie A giants could have fired his € 6 million. Per year before the end of April and paid a fee of 2.5 million. € a year, but they have given it up.

So that means that if Sarri agrees to join another club, Juve should have compensation.

However, to make matters more complicated, Arsenal are also interested in Sarri.

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‘Arteta is expected to travel in the summer’

The heat has begun to arrive on Mikel Arteta with a series of reports recently claiming the Spaniard is under pressure.

Italian website TuttoMercatoWeb has claims that Arsenal hierarchy is “not happy with Arteta”. While The sun has reported that there is “growing anger” from players over Arteta’s methods.

While Spurs opened talks with Sarri just after the announcement of Mourinho’s dismissal in April, Arsenal have also approached Sarri.

The source suggests that Arteta “is expected to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season”.

Arteta won the FA Cup after taking charge in December 2019 and finished eighth in the Premier League. However, the Gunners are struggling this season to improve last season. They still have a chance to win the Europa League, against Villarreal in the 2nd stage of the semi-finals this week. And TuttoMercatoWeb claims that only winning the Europa League saves Arteta from the ax.

Arteta signed a three-and-a-half-year deal that takes him up to the summer of 2023. But such has been the lack of progress that the 39-year-old could be looking for a new job this summer. And Arsenal are already making movements behind their backs.

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