Wenger slams transfer talk
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken of his exasperation at continued transfer speculation.
Last Updated: 25/04/08 5:51pm
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken of his exasperation at the speculation which refuses to be sated with regards the futures of a number of his players.
In recent months talk has been rife that Internazionale are putting together a bid for Alexander Hleb, following the midfielder's fine displays this season.
A number within the Italian club's ranks have been somewhat candid in expressing their admiration for the Belarus international, a situation that has left Wenger fuming.
The Frenchman admits he is now willing to report any club that he feels is potentially unsettling his players.
"If Inter Milan is interested in Alexander Hleb they can call us. I don't know why we have to always respond to this kind of situation," he lamented on Sky Sports News.
"All our players, apart from Mathieu Flamini, are under contract.
"If a club wants to buy a player they can call us, or we will report them to Fifa. It's as simple as that. You never hear me speak of a player who is under contract somewhere else if I am interested in him.
"If I want to buy someone I call the chairman and ask him if he is for sale."
Flamini's future remains the subject of considerable conjecture, with the in-form midfielder's contract to expire in the summer - amidst admiring glances from some of Europe's biggest clubs.
Wenger accepts that Flamini's contractual situation will always occupy column inches, but he is adamant that the player will not have his head turned by any other club.
"It's still on schedule. I've always said that the decision will be made at the end of April, in one way or another," he added.
"In this case we do not master the situation, I can understand the speculation. For all the rest I find it completely disrespectful to any other player in our team.
"I can understand the speculation that comes from newspapers but when it comes directly from the clubs, enough is enough. We will report everyone now to Fifa."
Wenger went on to quell reports linking Philippe Senderos with an Emirates Stadium exit in the summer.