Arsenal have opened talks with their manager Arsene Wenger over a possible contract extension for their long-serving manager amid fears that French side Paris Saint-Germain want to sign him when his contract expires next season, according to the Mirror.

It is believed that talks have only just begun so nothing formal has been spoken about or agreed as of yet, but it is thought that both parties are interested in a contract extension.

The club's officials are eager to keep Wenger on at the club further than next season, and it is thought that the Frenchman is also keen on staying on further as he wants to take Arsenal back to their glory days.

Despite the contract talks ongoing, it is expected that nothing will take place this month as the club are focusing mainly on pre-season and on strengthening the squad by signing new players.

The players, coaches and staff are to fly out to the Far East late this week as they take part in their annual pre-season tour and whilst out there it is thought that Wenger will put together a transfer-list of players who he wants to sign.

It is expected that Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain will join the club sometime soon with a fee agreed between the English and the Spanish club.

Wenger is also wanting to improve his midfield with Marouane Fellaini and Lars Bender both on his wish-list, but it looks like the Belgium midfielder will be more realistic after Bayer Leverkusen confirmed that Bender is not for sale.

Wenger is adamant to stay on at the Emirates Stadium so that he can bring back the glory days he originally brought to Arsenal and despite interest from mega-rich PSG, the Frenchman wants to stay in England for longer than expected.

Early reports are suggesting that Wenger will sign a three-year extension before September.


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