Date: 10th January 2017 at 6:00pm
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Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has reportedly been contacted about his interest in taking over from Arsene Wenger in the summer. Tuttomercatoweb reports the Italian will be considered if the Gunners boss decides to leave the club.

Multiple reports in the last few months have suggested that Arsenal are sounding out managers just in case of Wenger’s departure. RB Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed in December that he had talked to Gunners’ officials about the post.

Reports in Italy suggested that Juventus manager Max Allegri had also been approached although the Italian subsequently denied any conversation with the Arsenal hierarchy had taken place.

Mancini meanwhile has been out of work since quitting Inter Milan at the start of the season after falling out with the club’s owners. He has received offers to work in China, according to Tuttomercatoweb, and has been linked with West Ham, but it is believed he has no interest in becoming Hammers boss.

His experience in England, after winning the title with City, may be the reason that Arsenal have sounded him out but it is debatable whether he would be the right fit for the club.