The Daily Express says Wenger will risk a player revolt if he breaks his £50,000-per-week pay ceiling to hold onto Flamini. The Frenchman wants parity with the likes of William Galas and Cesc Fabregas, who are supposedly on £120,000 and £80,000-a-week respectively, although with Alexander Hleb and Emmanuel Adebayor on less than £50,000-a-week, Wenger it seems is in a no-win situation.

A source close to the player's representatives said: "Juventus have been interested for a long time, knowing they can offer him close to what he believes he is worth, and the pressure in on Arsenal."