Paris Saint-Germain have left their sporting director position vacant in the hope that long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might just be persuaded to take the role at the end of the season when his Gunners contract expires, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.
The role in question was previously filled by Brazilian World Cup winner Leonardo, but the 44-year-old resigned from the post after receiving a 9-month ban - later extended to 13 - for pushing referee Alexandre Castro in the tunnel following the 1-1 draw with Valenciennes in May.
L'Equipe have subsequently reported that the wealthy Ligue 1 champions' president, Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has identified Wenger as the ideal man to replace the former AC Milan star.
Such reports have suggested that Al-Khelaifi, who assumed his current role in 2011, could be set to entice Wenger with the tempting offer of becoming PSG's general manager.
Whether Wenger would be willing to join the club, however, is another matter entirely. Although his current deal at the Emirates Stadium finishes at the end of the season and he is yet to fully decide if he will extend his 17-year stay in North London, Arsenal's recent formidable form suggests that he is well on the way to turning the Gunners back into credible title contenders.
Following Tuesday night's impressive 2-0 win over Napoli that came courtesy of first-half goals from club-record signing Mesut Ozil and Frenchman Olivier Giroud, Wenger's men are top of Group F and also sit at the summit of the Premier League table after amassing 15 points from their opening six matches.