City try to tempt Wenger to Eastlands

Manchester City are lining up an audacious attempt to bring Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to Eastlands next season according to Spanish football writer Guillem Balague.

The future of current City boss Mark Hughes is uncertain after a difficult season in which he has struggled to meet the expectations of the club's multi-millionaire owners.

Despite a barren run over the last years, Wenger's position at the Emirates looks more than secure and there has never been any hint that the Frenchman could be set to leave the club. But Balague claims that City have been in contact with Wenger over a possible switch.

"I have been told that Manchester City are trying to convince Arsene Wenger to take over at Eastlands next season. The current Arsenal manager could essentially ask for whatever he wants and Man City's owners will try to give it to him," the influential football journalist wrote today. Balague continued: "He [Wenger] would be allowed to change the infrastructure of the team and how the club is structured; he could choose his own signings at will: every demand would be met."

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