Why Arsenal may pull out of talks with former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique

Arsenal may reportedly pull out of talks with Luis Enrique over the Spaniard’s transfer demands.

The former Barcelona manager is believed to be ready to demand a £200million transfer war chest to replace Arsene Wenger this summer.

But the Gunners are uneasy with committing to spending such a huge sum.

According to The Sun, only striker Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are safe from the axe as Enrique looks to overhaul the squad.

He reportedly believes major surgery is required to bring the glory days back to north London after Arsenal were beaten by Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsenal are staring at a sixth place finish in the Premier League and face an uphill task to reach the Europa League final.

Ancelotti still in frame to be Wenger replacement

Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly rejected the chance to take over as Italy boss.

The 58-year-old was offered the chance to manage his country, six months after he was sacked by Bayern Munich.

But he has turned down the offer and so remains in the frame to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal .

Luis Enrique and Max Allegri are the bookmakers’ favourites for the vacancy at the Emirates but Ancelotti would bring a wealth of Premier League experience from his time at Chelsea.

Gunners after Swiss star Sow

Arsenal are tracking promising Swiss playmaker Djibril Sow.

The Gunners have sent one of their top spies to run the rule over the midfielder who plays for Young Boys in Switzerland.

The 21-year-old scored a superb volley against Grasshoppers last month and that has prompted interest from around Europe.

He is coming-of-age after spending time in Germany with Borussia Moenchengladbach and was transferred to Young Boys for £1.4m fee last summer.

Even though boss Arsene Wenger is on his way out of the Emirates, recruitment has not stopped.

However, it is now being driven by new chief scout Sven Mislintat and his connections in Germany – where Sow was learning his trade at Moenchengladbach – and that has led the Gunners to keep an eye on the player.

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