- Arsene Wenger has rejected Barcelona's offer to become their new boss
- The French boss has not coached any team since leaving Arsenal in 2018
- Barcelona are reportedly willing to let Quique Setien go at the end of the season
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Arsene Wenger has turned down a massive offer to return to management after refusing Barcelona's request to become Quique Setien's replacement.
The 70-year-old left Arsenal in 2018 after 22-years in charge and has not taken up any other role in management since.
The Frenchman was approached by the Spanish giants following the crisis rocking the club in the current campaign.
According to Fench news media outlet Le 10 Sport, Barcelona and several other clubs have made advances to the French boss before it was rejected.
It is understood that Wenger had been in discussions with Barcelona at the initial stage before choosing to reject the offer.
Setien's days are numbered at the Camp Nou after letting the lead at the top of La Liga slip as Real Madrid overtook them and became champions.
After Wenger's departure from Arsenal, the former Monaco manager stated that he would not coach any other Premier League club, claiming it will be difficult.
The Frenchman admitted last year that he did not know whether he will take on another role after saying goodbye to the London club: "My future is unknown. Even for me.
"I enjoy daily life now and I have been travelling a lot recently all over the world."
Wenger now works as FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development and spoke of how he wants to help "get the best out of people", be that on the pitch or off it.
"I turned down some clubs. But basically my job is to help people get the best out of them and I will continue to do that - in what way I do not know," Wenger said.
"To do that first I have to get the best out of myself and I will try to continue to do that as well. Will I do it on the field or will I do it by sharing my knowledge with people who are in the job?"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Juventus are reportedly ready to offer Arsenal three of their players in a bid to land Alexander Lacazette.
Arsenal are said to be desperate to get Lacazette off their wage bill and Juventus have emerged as potential suitors.
According to Mirror UK citing The Athletic, Juve are looking to bolster their attack this summer, with Andre Pirlo who was recently appointed new manager looking in the way of Lacazette.
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