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Antonio Conte not interested in taking over Barcelona or Arsenal

Antonio Conte is not looking to join either Barcelona or Arsenal as a manager, despite ties to both jobs with their managers at gunpoint.

The 52-year-old is currently out of a job after leaving Serie A giants Inter Milan after leading them to their first championship in 11 years. As part of the deal to terminate his contract, Conte is banned from working for another Serie A club until next season, and as such has garnered reported interest from overseas.

But Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano says Conte doesn't want to take over a club mid-season, and instead is eager to seize an exciting opportunity next season.

The hype around a new manager at Barça is reaching a climax following boss Ronald Koeman's terrible start to the season, as Arsenal fans continue to show dismay over Mikel Artetas' tenure, which has yet to ignite. But neither club reportedly appealed to Conte, who won the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2017 in his first season at the club.

The Italian has also been linked with Manchester United and has reportedly expressed interest in joining the Red Devils if they call. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's fortunes appear stable at the moment, which means any opening for Conte could be far away.

Romano also reported that former Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo had not been contacted for the Barca job, despite rumors linking him to the Catalan giants.

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