Arsenal ‘could launch summer bid for £35m-rated RB Leipzig star’

Arsenal could launch a summer bid for £35million-rated RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg.

That is according to German outlet Bild, who reckon the Gunners have a good chance of snaring Forsberg away from the Bundesliga.

The forward could have kicked his last ball for Leipzig after being sent off against Hoffenheim, triggering a three-game suspension.

Agent Hasan Cetinkaya told Bild: "The ban is a scandal! Emil was fouled and provoked, didn’t even hit his opponent properly. The verdict is an attack on RB and Emil. They would not have done such a thing to a Bayern Munich player!"

AC Milan failed in a swoop last summer and Arsenal are unlikely to be the player’s only suitors when the transfer window opens.

New Arsenal boss to have limited budget

The next Arsenal boss will be handed a limited transfer budget this summer.

Arsenal are on the lookout for Arsene Wenger’s replacement after the Frenchman announced this season would be his last in north London on Friday.

Luis Enrique remains the favourite to come in while former midfielder Mikel Arteta has also been linked with the vacant post.

But whoever replaces Wenger is likely to be afforded funds to make just one big summer signing when the transfer window reopens.

Around £50million is set to be made available and players will have to depart before more arrivals can come in.

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Ancelotti offered Italy job

Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the job at Italy boss – and that could have big implications for Arsenal and Chelsea .

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer but there could be a stand-off until he lands another job and he now appears to have missed out on taking over at Paris Saint Germain and Italy.

Ancelotti was not considered a front runner for Arsenal this summer but it does at least rule another big name out of taking over from Arsene Wenger.

Former Chelsea boss Ancelotti, 58, looks set to take the Italy job if he can agree personal terms as he looks set to be offered £5m-a-year to transform his national side after they missed out on the World Cup.

Ancelotti held talks with Italy FA commissioner Roberto Fabbricini and sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta on Monday night and they have now made him first choice ahead of Conte and Zenit St Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini.

Conte had been in the frame and has missed out on PSG who are set to appoint former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea are now looking at Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri with Juventus boss Max Allegri an alternative.

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