Arsenal have made “tentative enquiries” about Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, according to The Athletic (paywall). However, initial attempts have been rebuffed by the Northern Irishman who is said to be reluctant to move clubs midseason.
The former Celtic and Liverpool boss is believed to be a candidate to take over at the Emirates after guiding the Foxes to second in the Premier League table, but it remains to be seen if he can be convinced to make the switch to the Gunners.
Rodgers seemingly hinted that he does have a release clause in his contract allowing him to speak to one of the ‘big six’ clubs:
“My focus is very much with Leicester. I made a change nine months ago and I have been very happy since I came here. We still have a lot of work to do. Most manager’s contracts will have something in but my focus is here.”
However, the 46-year-old did not say he was interested in the Arsenal job. There are a number of alternatives that the Gunners’ board are reportedly considering.
Ex-Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and former Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri are believed to be priority targets as they are immediately available.