Date: 22nd August 2008 at 1:05pm
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Following his refusal to rule out a move for Gareth Barry at his press conference yesterday despite claiming that Barry was overpriced and poor value for a player of his age Arsene Wenger has also failed to deny an interest in Lionel Messi.

An email sent to him asking if he was interested in buying the diminutive Argentine forward currently playing for Barcelona did not receive a denial as it remained unanswered. He is known to be an admirer of the attacking midfielder having believed to have once told a source close to him that “He is a very good player”.

Having failed to rule out a move there are thought to be just two obstacles to the transfer; he would be too expensive and Barcelona don`t want to sell him.

In similar fashion Wenger has also refused to rule out moves for Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres and Emile Heskey.

The Arsenal manager is known to be in the market for at least one more player claiming “I can surprise you sometimes, as I got one in whom you did not expect, and there still might be one more player coming in. You know the position, but I cannot tell you much more. There is interest always. I do not want to give you any names.”

Maybe not – but we all know who he means – don`t we?



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