- Arsenal target Julian Nagelsmann has signed a new three-year contract at Hoffenheim
- The new deal will likely end the speculation linking the young German to Arsenal
- Arteta is now the front-runner to replace Wenger at Arsenal
Arsenal target Julian Nagelsmann has signed a new three-year contract at Hoffenheim thus ending speculations linking him to the Gunners.
The Premier League giant had been linked with the young German boss in recent months, before Mikel Arteta emerged as the No1 candidate.
And with the new contract, Nagelsmann will be staying at the Bundesliga giants until at least 2021 after putting pen to paper on a new deal.
The Hoffenheim coach is one of the hottest managerial prospects in the game despite only turning 30 last summer.
With Arsene Wenger in the process of leaving Arsenal following 22 years at the helm, the Gunners have been hunting for his replacement.
While Arteta is now the front-runner, both Nagelsmann and Juventus boss Max Allegri have led the pack at one point or another.
The 36-year-old Manchester City assistant coach, could be appointed Gunners boss as early as next week with a star-studded coaching team to follow.
Thierry Henry and Santi Cazorla have been tipped to join Arteta at the Emirates as Arsenal edge closer to a brave new world post-Arsene Wenger.
Legit.ng previously reported that after losing their Premier League title to Manchester City, Chelsea are now reportedly eyeing a move for Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann as replacement for Antonio Conte.
Antonio Conte looks certain to leave the Blues this summer after a season of strife with the Chelsea board.
Chelsea also have no or limited chance of finishing among the top four teams at the end of the season with three games to go as they currently occupy fifth position with 66 points.
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