Inter Milan have been throwing their name into the hat for the prized signature of the Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb. Coach Roberto Mancini has openly declared that he would like to import the Belarus international to his squad for next season and this has ired the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Wenger remarks that making such comments is actually illegal and insists that should Inter Milan indeed want to sign the player, then they ought to call him. Arsene Wenger is pretty much clear what he plans to do next should Inter try and do any more of such acts. He says:
“For a club to come out with a statement like that…I think it is disrespectful. It is illegal.
“We will not accept that between big clubs. If I want a player from Inter Milan, I call Inter Milan.
“If they are interested, why do they not call me? If I want to buy someone, I call the chairman and I ask him if he is for sale.
We want to keep the team together, I do not change my mind every week. I am quite stable on that front.
“Under the new rules a player can buy out his contract, but not Inter Milan. If Inter Milan wants to buy a player they have to call me.”
Maybe Wenger is contemplating sueing Inter Milan should more of such stuff crop up…..