Done Deal? Everton Target Reportedly Signs Deal With Arsenal

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According to Sky Sport pundit Guillem Balague claims Paulo Fonseca has rejected a move to Everton for Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal are on the lookout for a new manager with Wenger set to leave in the summer after almost 22 years at the club.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is the current favourite to take over from the Frenchman, with ex-Barcelona manager Luis Enrique closely behind.

However, Balague says Fonseca is also on Arsenal’s radar after two promising years in Ukraine at Shakhtar.

Fonseca has been linked with replacing Sam Allardyce at Everton but Balague claims he has said no to the Merseyside club.

“Fonseca is another one,” Balague said on his YouTube channel.

“Fonseca for two years since (Mircea) Lucescu disappeared, moved on, he actually took charge from the legend that he was and in those two years, especially at the beginning with not much investment, he made the players better.

“Fred certainly, Marlos, a lot of players at Shakhtar Donetsk had got stuck and he made them better.

“Even though his time at Shakhtar Donetsk didn’t start very well, I think he was knocked out of the qualifiers of the Champions League, you’ve seen a different Shakhtar Donetsk since.

“It’s something that has been observed by Premier League clubs, including Everton.

“Everton approached him and he said no to Everton.

“Why? Because he is thinking of Arsenal. He has been told Arsenal are interested in him.”

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