Wenger will not leave the Emirates for Ligue 1 switch.
PSG have given up hope of luring Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to the Parc des Princes, according to The Sun.
Reports in Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph claimed that senior officials at the Ligue 1 outfit were confident of appointing Wenger as boss this summer or, at the latest, in summer 2014 when his contract with Arsenal expires.
But Wenger is reportedly unwilling to walk out on the Gunners and the mega-rich Parisiens will instead turn their attentions to Manuel Pellegrini of Malaga, and Bayern Munich’s retiring head-coach Jupp Heynckes.
Current PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti is almost certain to leave the club this summer and will reportedly replace Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Any talk of a manager swap between the clubs appears unlikey, however, with Mourinho understood to favour a move to England, with a return to Chelsea most likely.
Arsenal sources have insisted that next season is not an ‘option year’ on Wenger’s contract and the Frenchman, 63, will be expected to see out his obligation until 2014 – as he has always been adamant he will.
Remi Garde, one of Wenger’s first signings in north London and now boss of Lyon, believes his mentor will remain at the Emirates.
“Maybe his principles have changed with time but I’m more inclined to think that he will finish his contract,” Garde said.