Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has met Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in Paris, according to French sports paper L‘Equipe.
The paper reports that Wenger met Perez, Real‘s director of sport Jorge Valdano and agent Marc Roger in the departures lounge at Orly airport in Paris on Friday afternoon and that the party then adjourned to a hotel.
Wenger, contacted by L‘Equipe on Monday evening, limited himself to saying: “I met lots of people on Friday.”
He then told the paper: “I am still contracted for two years at Arsenal and I will go to the end of this engagement.
“We will see what happens after that but I could even stay at Arsenal.”
Current Real coach Vicente del Bosque‘s current deal expires in the summer and, after the club was eliminated in the Champions League semi-finals by Juventus, the outgoing European champions put the contract talks on hold.
The paper reports that Wenger was in Orly after visiting Switzerland while Perez is said to have arrived by private jet. Valdano came on a regular airline flight.