Massimiliano Allegri tells Arsenal board the first signing he wants to make

Allegri has been linked with both Arsenal and Barcelona however Juve's General Manager is confident that the Tuscan native will be in charge next season.

Arsenal are believed to be eyeing him as a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger, whose contract expires in the summer, and the Italian is also interested in taking up the manager's role at the Emirates.

Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday to drop out of the Premier League's top four with Wenger opting to start Alexis Sanchez on the bench, a move the Frenchman admitted backfired.

"I repeat what I have already said before - it's not true", he said.

In turn, Allegri is a man in demand it seems, and it will be down to Juventus to now come up with an offer that he finds acceptable so that he commits his long-term future to the Serie A giants.

"We like good football and he expresses it in the best way, but we have a super attack which gives us guarantees for the coming years".

Allegri's Juventus are on course for a third successive Scudetto, sitting eight points clear of Roma despite dropping two points on Sunday. I know it was successful before but he changed the club, took them into the new stadium: built the modern Arsenal.

"We made a lot of mistakes, especially in the first 20 minutes", said Allegri.

'And if these rumours were true, Juventus would be the first to know and I haven't talked to Juventus yet'.

His side now sit at the top of Serie A, eight points ahead of Roma, and remain on course to lift the title for the fifth year running.

  • Julie Sanders