French club keen for homegrown boss.
PSG are interested in luring Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to the Parc des Princes, according to French source RMC Sport.
The website claims that Wenger is in regular contact with the entourage of PSG’s Qatari owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who wants a homegrown boss to replace Carlo Ancelotti.
A source supposedly told the outlet: “A French coach could help the club in terms of popularity. That is one aspect the owner sees as very important.”
In an extraordinary claim, RMS also reports that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been used in a bargaining tool to try to ease through a move for Wenger.
Arsenal are in the midst of a difficult season and look set to be knocked out of yet another competition next week.
The Gunners face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash, trailing 3-1 from the first leg.
The north London outfit have already been dumped out of both domestic cups by Football League opposition, while they sit fifth in the Premier League, seven points behind arch-rivals Tottenham following last Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane.
Failure to beat Bayern would see Arsenal guaranteed to go an eighth successive season without a trophy, and Wenger has come under intense criticism from the media and some sections of the Gunners faithful.
Even so, the Frencham has publicly insisted he will at least see out his contract, which runs until 2014, at the Emirates Stadium.
PSG, meanwhile, progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a 3-2 aggregate win over Valencia and currently sit top of Ligue 1.
Despite the impressive work of former Chelsea manager Ancelotti, the mega-rich Parisiens have also been linked with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.