Barca set sights on Wenger

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Barcelona have reportedly made Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger their top target to replace Frank Rijkaard.

Spanish titans keen on Frenchman

Barcelona have reportedly made Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger their top target to replace Frank Rijkaard. Reports emanating from Spain suggest Barca chiefs have targeted Wenger as the man to take charge at Camp Nou, should Rijkaard leave the club this summer. Rijkaard's future at Barca has been the subject of intense speculation over the last few months after an indifferent season to date. Barca currently trail Real Madrid by eight points in La Liga and if they fail to win the title, Rijkaard is expected to be axed. The likes of Jose Mourinho and Marco van Basten have been mentioned as possible candidates for the job, but Catalan daily El Mundo Deportivo claims Wenger is the preferred choice of the Barcelona board. Barca president Joan Laporta and vice president Ferran Soriano are known to be big admirers of Wenger and believe the Frenchman is the right man to replace Rijkaard. Arsenal would resist any move to lure Wenger away from North London and the Frenchman only signed a new three-year deal at the Emirates last September.

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