Arsene Wenger is being lined up for a sensational return to football with AC Milan.

The former Arsenal boss has been out of work since finally ending his 22-year reign at the Emirates last season.

Despite recently insisting he intends to return to work in 2019, he is understood to have been in talks with Milan’s owners over a move to the San Siro this month.

The axe for Gennaro Gattuso would be harsh on the Milan coach as the club have won their last three and been victorious in six of their last eight.