Arsenal able to sign Carlo Ancelotti on a free

Arsenal able to sign Carlo Ancelotti on a free

English Premier League side Arsenal will not pay any fee if they lure manager Carlo Ancelotti to the Emirates.

Ancelotti was shown the door by Napoli on Tuesday and it has emerged that his suitors will not be required to splash out any compensation to the Italian side.

Ancelotti has been linked with a return to England and apart from Arsenal, Everton is another team believed to be interested in his services.

Reports indicate that Napoli is still paying Ancelotti despite his sacking but the Italian club will cease paying Ancelotti in the summer, or once he takes a new job; whichever occurs first.

The fact clubs will not be forced to pay for Ancelotti makes the coach a significantly more attractive proposition with the former Chelsea boss next move set to be handled by London-based agency Base Soccer.

Base are the football arm of global talent firm Creative Artists Agency (CAA), who boasts some of the most high-profile sportsmen on the planet such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, James Rodriguez, and Dele Alli.

CAA recently took over well-established football agency Base - and it is understood the company's long-serving intermediary Frank Trimboli will represent Ancelotti.