Juventus tell Arsenal: There’s no reason for Allegri to leave!

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The Italian has been mooted as a replacement for Arsene Wenger although the club’s general manager Giuseppe Marotta does not expect him to quit

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has played down reports linking manager Massimiliano Allegri with Arsenal, insisting there is no reason for him to leave.

Allegri has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer, should the Frenchman no longer be in charge at Emirates Stadium.

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Wenger’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, and some fans have been left disgruntled at a failure to regularly mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title.

Chelsea defeated to Gunners 3-1 on Saturday to deliver a huge blow to any lingering hopes of catching the Blues at the top of the table, with one fan even displaying a ‘Wenger Out’ banner.

Should the north Londoners and the 67-year-old part ways, Allegri, who has won two Serie A titles since taking over at Juve in 2014, has been tooted as the favourite to step in.

But when asked whether the former AC Milan boss could leave, Marotta was pretty emphatic in his insistence that he does not expect the Italian to leave.

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“Aside from the fact we have a contract with Allegri, I think there are still great targets we need to achieve together and our rapport is very good,” he said, as quoted by Mediaset.

“There is no reason for him to leave Juventus, as there is great mutual admiration and affection.”

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