AS Roma have begun identifying replacements for Monchi in case of his departure to Arsenal, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The director of football has been linked with a return to working under Unai Emery following their time together at Seville.
The Italian club are now looking at candidates to replace Monchi, with internal and external solutions being investigated.
Roma looking to replace potentially Arsenal-bound Monchi
Arsenal’s hopes of reuniting Emery with Monchi in north London have been handed a boost.
The Serie A side are looking at replacements for the director of football with Monchi expected to leave.
The Gunners’ manager has spoken with his former colleague about the possibility of working with him once again.
The club from the Italian capital are assigned to losing Monchi.
Following the recent reshuffle at the Stadio Olimpico, the club are keen to appoint a new director of football with less authority.
Inter Milan’s Piero Ausilio is being considered along with AC Milan’s former Massimiliano Mirabelli and Parma’s Daniele Faggiano.
Emery on Monchi links: “The club is working on how we can improve”
Ahead of facing AFC Bournemouth this evening, Emery was questioned about Monchi.
The Spaniard admitted that the club are working to improve the club, which could be done by the arrival of Monchi.
When asked about links to Monchi, Emery told Arsenal.com:
“It’s one issue for work in the club.
“My focus, the players focus and the coaches focus is each match.
“The club is working on how we can improve, how we can be better in the present and the future with the people working for us.”
On working alongside a sporting director, Emery added:
“I was usually working a sporting director in all of the teams.
“When I arrived I was working with Mislintat and I worked well with him.
“The club is working for change and after he is leaving for the possibility to continue with this structure.
“It is one issue on which the club is working.
“My responsibility is to train everyday with the players and to find the performances to meet our targets.”
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