FC Bayern Munich have reportedly identified Jose Mourinho as his main target to replace Niko Kovac.
The Croat was dismissed on Sunday after talks with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, President Uli Hoeneß and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic the season.
Mourinho has been unemployed since leaving Manchester United last December.
According to journalist Nicolo Schira, he has an interest in succeeding Unai Emery at Arsenal.
Arsenal has been forced to refute the allegations Mourinho had "served" in growing speculation about Emery's future with the "head of football" Raul Sanllehi.
He has also been linked with Borussia Dortmund, and former United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger claims that "the special" is curious about German football ,
"In any case, I can imagine Jose Mourinho in Germany, I remember well that he always asked me about Bayern and the Bundesliga," Schweinsteiger said Bild am Sonntag .
"He did not work in the Bundesliga, so I can well imagine that engaging him in Germany would tempt him."