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Real Madrid refusing to give up in quest to land Gunners manager Wenger
Published : 27 May 2009 16:42:38
Real Madrid are reportedly preparing to make a fresh approach to prise Arsene Wenger from Arsenal. The Spanish giants are long-standing admirers of the Frenchman and are thought to be buoyed by comments from Wenger that working with presidential candidate Florentino Perez would be an interesting prospect. The Gunners boss has since committed his future to north London, but that appears not to have deterred Madrid in their search for a replacement for Juande Ramos. Perez, who is expected to sweep back to power in the June elections, intends to make a fresh approach for Wenger next week, according to Spanish newspaper AS. Perez's right-hand man, former Argentina striker Jorge Valdano, is working on a shortlist of three men to fill the Bernabeu hotseat after Perez decided former Spurs boss Ramos would not stay on. The other two are Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is more likely to join Chelsea, and Chilean Manuel Pelegrini. Pelegrini appears to be the most achievable candidate and has impressed by overachieving with Villarreal, though some fear for his lack of big-club experience.