Rumour Has It: Arsenal's Arteta talks annoy City, Ancelotti set for Everton

Arsenal's approach for Mikel Arteta has reportedly irritated Manchester City, while Carlo Ancelotti looks to be headed for Everton.

Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta has been linked with the Arsenal and Everton jobs.   -  Getty Images

Arsenal and Everton are moving closer to confirming new managers.

According to reports, the Premier League clubs have identified their preferred candidates and commenced discussions.

But while supporters appear to be onside, it seems Manchester City has been left upset by recent developments.

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Arsenal has opened talks with City assistant Mikel Arteta and the Premier League champion is not pleased, according to The Athletic.

Arteta, 37, reportedly met with Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi last week and discussions regarding his potential appointment are said to have advanced following discussions with key officials Vinai Venkatesham and Huss Fahmy.

The Athletic's report suggests that though the Spaniard has kept his employers informed, City has received no official approach from the Gunners – an oversight that has "angered" those at the Etihad Stadium, according to the Mirror.

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Arteta spent five seasons with Arsenal as a player and was in the running to succeed Arsene Wenger in 2018, before the job went to Unai Emery.

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- Arteta has also been linked with a return to Everton but the Toffees look set to land a vastly more experienced candidate. According to The Telegraph, Carlo Ancelotti is on the verge of becoming its new manager on a deal running through to 2024. Everton, however, has denied issuing any contract offers in the wake of Marco Silva's dismissal.

- "Senior stars" at Tottenham have urged Jose Mourinho to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore, reports Football Insider. Traore scored a goal and ran the Spurs defence ragged in his side's 2-1 defeat at Molineux on Sunday.

- LaLiga title hopeful Real Madrid are taking a close look at teenage Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, claims L'Equipe. Camavinga has already accrued 20 Ligue 1 starts at the tender age of 17.

- Bayern Munich hope to sign Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos but may be forced to wait until the end of the season, says Sky Sport Italia.

- Remaining with Bayern and, even though the Bundesliga champion sits six points adrift of leader RB Leipzig, club executives are keeping the faith with interim head coach Hansi Flick, reports Bild. That means Thomas Tuchel will not be making a mid-season switch from Paris Saint-Germain.

- Serie A table-topper Inter admire 20-year-old River Plate midfielder Cristian Ferreira and have discussed the possibility of a transfer with his agent, reports CalcioMercato

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