The UK Mirror claims Ancelotti held talks with Italy FA commissioner Roberto Fabbricini and sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta on Monday night and they have now made him first choice ahead of Antonio Conte and Roberto Mancini.
The Azzurri, who got rid of Giampiero Ventura following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, are rumoured to have offered Ancelotti a two-year contract which has yet to have been signed.
It will now be interesting to see what decision Ancelotti makes, but if Arsenal want to prize the Italian over to the Emirates they are going to have to act fast. "I always stay in that hotel and we found each other there".
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Sarkisian had earlier refused to go and on Sunday stormed out of televised talks with Pashinyan, accusing him of "blackmail". After the 2008 vote, about 10 people died in clashes between police and supporters of the defeated opposition candidate.
"We agreed that we'd speak again by the end of April, so let's say that we'll know more by that time..."
"I confirm the date of May 20 to choose the national team coach". We did not talk about the job, we only joked about the opportunity.
However, the meeting was played down by Costacurta. We couldn't talk about the programme and the financial side.
Concise News learnt that the Italian who was sacked by German side Bayern Munich last summer, is strongly preferred among other top coaches as Roberto Mancini, Claudio Ranieri and Antonio Conte who are also linked to the role.