If Conte leaves Juventus could he be hoping for Arsenal?

Juventus Serie A

Juventus coach Antonio Conte wants to fight for the Champions League and Arsenal may be his only chance.

It is a bittersweet time for Juventus who are celebrating a third consecutive Serie A title with a record points total, but facing up to the possibility of losing coach Antonio Conte.

The Old Lady strolled to the title in Italy which they secured with three games remaining and a 1-0 win over second-placed Roma has seen them reach a record of 99 points with one match still to play.

However, the season wasn't a complete success as Juventus were eliminated from the Champions League at the group stage and lost out to Benfica in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Conte has stated that it is unrealistic to expect him to conquer Europe with the resources at his disposal and he has reportedly clashed with the directors over the players he wants to sign in the summer.

"I have doubts over whether it is possible to improve this team," the Juventus tactician stressed.

"I am sure that in my career I will win the Champions League. I won it as a player and I will win it as a coach. But if you ask me today whether it is possible to win it with Juventus I would tell you no.

"I don't agree that I need a year's sabbatical," Conte insisted. "If we can't agree on our goals here and I have to leave then I will look for an offer that fascinates me."

It seems almost certain that Conte will look abroad should he leave Juventus and one possible destination that has been suggested is Tottenham.

However, given Conte's desire to lift the Champions League, he may not consider any club outside the top four and that's where it becomes tricky for him.

With Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all as good as certain to stick with their current managers, the only outside possibility of an English club would be Arsenal with the future of Arsene Wenger still not clear.

As speculation continues to grow that Wenger may be on his way to Monaco, Conte may be waiting in the wings.

While Arsenal seems like a long shot, there may not be an abundance of other sides for Conte to aim for if he wants a club with a better chance of winning the Champions League than Juventus in the near future.

Paris Saint-Germain have renewed Laurent Blanc's deal and there certainly don't seem to be many openings in Spain or Germany.

Pep Guardiola is staying at Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp looks set to remain at Borussia Dortmund while Diego Simeone is a hero at Atletico Madrid, Barcelona are poised to appoint Luis Enrique and Carlo Ancelotti is committed to Real Madrid.

So, it seems unclear exactly where Conte will find a club to fight for the Champions League next season if he opts to leave Juventus and he may well be persuaded to stay put if the club convince him they are willing to spend in the summer.

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