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Henry exit talk slammed

12 Jun 2007 - 08:43:01

Thierry Henry is not about to leave Arsenal and sign for Barcelona, according to the player's agent, who is considering taking legal action against France Football who published the story.

Jerome Anderson is furious that the magazine used a story suggesting Henry had agreed terms with the Catalan giants.

In a statement, the agent said: "No meetings have ever taken place between Jerome Anderson and Barcelona in France or anywhere else, and Jerome Anderson will be seeking legal advice against France Football."

The report claims Anderson and Barca sporting director Txiki Beguiristain spoke last week regarding a three-year deal with an option of a fourth year.

Henry penned a four-year contract with the Gunners last year, but renewed speculation about the Frenchman's future resurfaced last week when he hinted about a possible move.

He told ESPN that it was "great to hear" reports of interest in him from European champions AC Milan and went on to say: "I was devastated when Mr Dein left the club.

"I don't know what happened and I don't want to know but whatever went on, Mr Dein leaving was not a clever move.

"Although no-one is bigger than the club, Arsene Wenger and Mr Dein are really close to being Arsenal.

"So if you ask me if there was one person on the board I would not like to see leaving, I would have said Mr Dein.

"Unfortunately it is out of my hands. I don't agree with what has happened but sometimes that's the way things are. We just have to move on."

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