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Arsene Wenger has admitted that it is unlikely that he will join the pack of vultures circling round the Stad Del Alpi

For Arsene Wenger their wages are just too high and he is not willing to break the pay structure he has set in place.

'We cannot afford to do it which is why we are not overly concerned with what is going on at Juventus,' said Wenger.

'It is very unlikely we will make a move for the players because the wages are too high for us.

'What has happened in Italy will inevitably disturb the market because you have a lot of players who come on to the market but don't forget the players of Juventus are very well paid and not many clubs in the world can afford to pay this kind of wages.'

So that Buffon out the window then.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 16 2006

Time: 11:56AM

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we dont need him we have all ready got a tip top keeper!!!!! and hes loyal to his club
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16/07/2006 12:04:00

Its sad to hear that we wont get the quality of buffon next season
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16/07/2006 12:04:00

Its just excuses from wenger for not signing established talent. How can the wages be too high when you consider that henry is on over 100K a week & buffon is on something like 50k a week at Juve. He said yesterday that he will bring in maybe 1 more player but definately no more than 2, so its going to be another long season in the league where we keep hearing the same old tired excuse about how we are getting better & will be much better in march than we are in say october or november. Another season of fighting spurs for a champions league place is ahead.
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16/07/2006 12:07:00

at this stage of the transfer season I'd take any comment with a large pinch of salt. double/triple talk is rife. best to take a wait and see approach.
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16/07/2006 12:09:00

I wouldn't read too much onto anything Arsene says with this. He has already approached Buffon, and this was confirmed by Juve themselves. I am sure he is watching things very closely.....
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16/07/2006 12:20:00

wenger always does this, we need some experienced players when will he ever realise. Has the saviola transfer saga vanished now i was really excited aswell.
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16/07/2006 12:26:00

it hink its just talk... he doesnt want other teams to no that he is officially after buffon. i think we will probably hear of a bid soon.
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16/07/2006 12:48:00

i don't want any juventus players anyway... maybe kaka of ac milan, but otherwise no-one interests me tbh...
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16/07/2006 12:52:00

Buffon would be a great signing but he would have to sit on the bench for most of next season as Lehmann is our number 1. Although we could play him in certain competitions who knows. Also he would need to consider taking a massive wage cut. But in football u neva know. Maybe a deal could materialse but i think Buffon will stay in Italy going to AC Milan to replace Dida..
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16/07/2006 15:28:00

Why would he have to take a pay cut? As far as I'm aware, Buffon in on 50,000 a week at Juventus and Campbell has just left us who got that amount and its likely Cole will leave also leaving behind a 70,000 a week pay cheque.
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16/07/2006 15:53:00

Buffon will be one of the best signings that AW could make this year, he would be cover for goal when the beast lehmann retires, and he would also put up a huge fight for the number one place at the club, i think we could have our next formidable back five you know,
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