Reported Arsenal target Diego Simeone has rejected an offer from Inter Milan, according to reports from Italy as relayed by the Daily Mirror. Which considering reports in recent time is a big hint he could be joining Arsenal at the end of Wenger’s contract with Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has been a wonderful servant to Arsenal since his arrival to the club back in the summer of 1996 and in his two decade long stay at North London, the Frenchman has transformed the Gunners into the footballing powerhouses they are today.
Despite his wonderful work though, Wenger has been unable to deliver trophies on a consistent basis in recent times and with the 67-year-old currently in the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, it is expected that the veteran manager will be ending his long association with the Gunners at the end of the current campaign.
Replacing a manager of Wenger’s stature will surely not be an easy task but it has widely been claimed that the Gunners hierarchy are already lining up a replacement by targeting a move to Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone.
Simeone is currently regarded as one of the best managers in the world following the stellar work he has conducted at Atletico Madrid over the years and as a result, the Argentinean has been a manager of desire for many top clubs.
Simeone does look like he intends to leave Atletico soon after deciding to reduce his contract length to 2018 earlier this summer and such a move has encouraged many teams to make a move for the 46-year-old due to the potentially lower compensation package.
Recently, there were claims that Inter were very keen on landing the services of Simeone after he was pictured in Milan but now according to reports emerging out of Italy, it has been claimed that the Italian giants have failed to convince him to join the San Siro based outfit despite offering two lucrative deals.
Such a development serves as a huge boost for Arsenal and it does seem like the Gunners stand a very good chance of luring Simeone to the Emirates Stadium next summer.