Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made the shock announcement that he would end his 22-year reign at Arsenal on Friday, having won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during an illustrious tenure.
The Frenchman has achieved greatness at Arsenal, but has become under criticisms in recent times.
A host of names have been linked with the job at the end of the season, including former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Carlo has also been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, but Le Parisien claim that Ancelotti’s preference would be to succeed Wenger as he believes he will have a greater say in transfers.
Wenger has enjoyed almost total control at Arsenal and that is something that has grabbed Ancelotti’s attention, though the north London club have taken recent steps to reduce the influence of Wenger.
Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich earlier this season and did not enjoy the lack of influence he wielded over transfers, with the former AC Milan and PSG coach only allowed to submit requests.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has also had issues with the Chelsea board over transfers.