Arsenal target Luis Enrique confirms he received an offer from ‘foreign club’

Luis Enrique was reportedly approached by Arsenal prior to their recent defeat against Leicester (Picture: Getty)

Luis Enrique confirmed he was sounded out by a ‘foreign club’ before his reappointment as Spain’s national team head coach.

The 49-year-old took over as Spain coach in July 2018 but left 11 months later for personal reasons as his nine-year-old daughter Xana passed away from osteosarcoma – a form of bone cancer – in August.

The former Barcelona manager was reportedly on Arsenal’s initial shortlist when the Gunners were looking to replace Arsene Wenger in 2018, before the club’s then chief executive Ivan Gazidis appointed Unai Emery.

The former PSG boss is under mounting pressure to save his job following a disastrous start to the new season with El Confidencial having reported that Enrique was approached by Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, prior to the 2-0 defeat at Leicester earlier this month.

Enrique appeared at a press conference on Wednesday for the first time since returning to national team duties and revealed: ‘Yes, I received a call from a foreign club, although it did not materialise.’

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