The Football Association are seeking talks with Arsene Wenger to establish whether he is interested in managing England.

As revealed by Telegraph Sport on Monday, FA technical director Dan Ashworth is arranging talks with candidates to succeed Roy Hodgson and Wenger is top of the list of managers the governing body want to speak to.

Wenger has yet to publicly rule out the prospect of managing England once his current Arsenal contract runs out in 12 months time and the FA now want to find out whether or not there is a genuine chance of tempting him away from the Emirates at the end of next season.

Arsenal have already drawn up a two-year extension to Wenger’s current contract, but the Frenchman’s view so far has been to wait to see how the Gunners start next season before making a decision on his future.

It is unlikely the FA could wait until October or November for Wenger to gauge his position at Arsenal, so the 66-year-old will need to rule England in or out over the coming weeks.

Wenger returned to London this week for the start of pre-season training with Arsenal, even though many of his star players are either still at the Euros or enjoying a post-tournament break.