Doncaster boss Saunders cools rumours over Arsenal legend Pires

Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders insists they weren't close to signing Arsenal legend Robert Pires.

Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders insists they weren't close to signing Arsenal legend Robert Pires.

The 38-year-old World Cup and European Championship winner has been without a club since his summer release from Aston Villa and revealed on his Twitter account that he rejected a move to Rovers, who have adopted a bold new transfer policy in recent weeks.

Pires tweeted: "I am happy they think I can help them but it's not in my plan to play there."

But Saunders insists a deal was never on the cards.

"I never spoke to him," he said. "Someone asked him if he'd be interested and he said no, I never got round to talking to him."

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