Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger denies 'AC Milan rumours'

Wenger has dismissed those suggestions, however, telling beIN Sports: "The only thing I can say is that it is fake news". Milan spent more than €100 million in the last summer transfer window, but are still lagging ten points behind league leaders Juventus.

Arsène Wenger emphatically denies reports he will become the next AC Milan manager.

"If I had signed somewhere I would tell you but that's wrong".

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Wenger stated he expects to be back working in football by early 2019.

According to reports from the Paris United, Wenger, who left the Emirates in May, has also been sounded out by world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association to assume a role there.

"I don't need to tell you he's an incredible manager. If he goes to AC Milan, I'm sure he'd do a great job". "I am well rested and ready to work again".

On one hand, it will be a great disappointment for many Milan fans to see Gattuso replaced given that he appears to have overcome a sticky patch and is now on course to deliver on the demands made of him and the squad. He proved it for many years.

Wenger is now working as a pundit for beIN Sports during their Champions League coverage, but he is keen to continue his managerial career in the new year. I watched a lot of football.

"But at the moment I can not tell you [about my future] because I don't know". "But what I know about Mesut is that he has a big heart".

Vanessa Coleman