Arsene Wenger keen on worldwide management after Arsenal

Raheem Sterling

"If I am free one day why not, but at the moment my focus is on my job". The Sun reported that the 22-year-old will be brought in by Arsene Wenger as part of a deal which will see Sanchez move to the Etihad.

Whatever is achieved between now and 2019, though, it is expected that Wenger will leave the club and pursue pastures new, as he will be nearly 70 by then.

Wenger said he was determined to carry on in club management for as long as possible because he loves working with players on a daily basis.

"Maybe one day I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club because the real test is there", he told beINSPORTS. He also serves as a TV pundit in France during global breaks and major tournaments, and laughed at the suggestion that he could find himself coaching at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Sterling is in joint second-place for goals in the Premier League this season with seven strikes, and revealed last month that he never thought about joining Arsenal.

"Four or five weeks [at the World Cup] is a different experience, it's more concentrated", he said.

Alternative options Sterling and Fekir have both been in superb form for their respective clubs this season, although it's hard to see either star changing their setting during the January transfer window.

Wenger was up there among the bookies favourites when Roy Hodgson resigned in the wake of England's exit at Euro 2016, but he eventually chose to stay in club football.

However, City remain interested and can expect to pay substantially less for Sanchez given his contract runs out at the end of the season. Ozil is expected to sign a new deal while Sanchez looks likely to join league leader Manchester City.

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