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PSG get Capello as stop-gap before Wenger move

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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly turned to Fabio Capello in their pursuit of a new manager, while maintaining the hope of luring Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to the Parc des Princes in a year's time.

PSG has targeted Andre Villas-Boas of Tottenham to replace Real Madrid bound Carlo Ancelotti, but the Portuguese has resisted their overtures in order to remain at White Hart Lane.

According to The Guardian, this rejection has led PSG to move for Capello, although the Russia coach has been identified as a temporary stop-gap before the French champions make another attempt to hire Wenger.

PSG are already reported to have met the €3 million release clause written into Capello's contract with the Russian FA, wit the Italian set to leave us national coach after less than a year in his current position.

Capello, however, is only set to sign a one-year deal with PSG, and the mega-rich Ligue 1 winners are reportedly set to pursue Wenger, with the Frenchman's Arsenal contract set to expire at the end of next season.

PSG are reported to have approached Wenger about the managerial post in 2011, but the 63-year-old rejected them in favour of continuing his work at the Emirates Stadium

Wenger was again identified as a prime target following Ancelotti's request to move to the Santiago Bernabeu, but PSG are now prepared to wait another year before securing his services.

Arsenal, however, remain confident Wenger will sign a new contract before the expiration of his current deal, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis confirming it is the board's wish that he continues in his position.

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