Thuram agent denies Arsenal contact

Lilian Thuram's personal advisor Oscar Damiani says that the Barcelona defender has not held talks with Arsenal regarding a player/coach role at Emirates Stadium.

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Reports emanating from the press claim that France's most capped player Thuram has been offered the chance to move to England next summer to start a new adventure with Arsene Wenger.

Damiani claims that the centre back has not decided whether he will stop playing football when the season (and his contract with Barca) ends, and the Italian representative says that Thuram would have to pass coaching pro licence.

"It is difficult to make a statement because he does not know yet if he is going to continue to play next season," Damiani told setantasports.com.

"He would have to pass exams to become a coach and I have not spoken about it with him.

"You should ask Arsene Wenger about it.

"Honestly, I cannot reveal anything about that because we have not spoken about that issue with Lilian, who has a very strong personality."

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