Arsene Wenger could be set for a shock Premier League return with this club

An agent with strong links to Arsene Wenger believes he could sell the Newcastle job to Arsenal’s legendary former boss.

According to the Newcastle Chronicle (opens in new tab), numerous agents have been sounding out potential candidates for the manager’s position at St James’ Park should Rafael Benitez depart this summer.

The Spaniard is out of contract in June and has yet to decide whether or not to extend his stay in the northeast.

Gennaro Gattuso, Eddie Howe and David Moyes have all been linked with the role, but Wenger has also emerged as a shock contender.

A well-connected agent believes he could convince the Frenchman that Newcastle is a desirable destination.

The individual has held talks with the Magpies to establish the club’s budget and philosophy, although Wenger himself has not yet been involveded in any discussions.  

Newcastle conclude the campaign with a trip to Fulham following Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Liverpool.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).