Massimiliano Allegri has verbally agreed a deal that will see him take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal next season, according to media reports.
According to The Express, Allegri has beenlocked in talks with Arsenal since the end of last year and has now emerged as the man who will take over if Wenger stands down.
The Juventus head coach is now waiting for Wenger to make up his mind if he wants to sign a two-year extension to his contract that is on the table.
The Gunners board are anxious for an answer from the Frenchman who lost to Liverpool on Saturday and would like him to tell them about his future plans by the end of the month.
Allegri, is set to leave Juventus after fallingout with a number of senior players and has made no secret of his desire to work inthe Premier League.
He has already been asked for a short-list of players that he would like to target and has passed them onto the Arsenal board who will green light any deals. One of the players that he is keen on signing is Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic whom he targeted to join Juve last summer.
The report says Lazio want the 22-year oldSerbian international to pen a new deal buthe has told them that he won’t be holding any discussions until the summer.