Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has contradicted Wednesday newspaper reports in Germany claiming that goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was poised to join Borussia Dortmund.
“It’s not true,” Wenger said after Arsenal’s 1-1 League Cup semi-final first leg draw at the Emirates Stadium. “Not for Jens and not for us,” the Frenchman added.
“I deny that Jens has agreed personal terms with Dortmund and I deny that we have an agreement with Dortmund.”
The German club’s sporting director Michael Zorc told Thursday’s edition of Bild: “Between Lehmann and ourselves everything has been settled, we’ve been in permanent contact.
“There are a few details to sort out, but they’re nothing to do with Dortmund. As far as salary is concerned, Jens and Dortmund have reached an agreement.”
German international Lehmann lost his Arsenal place to Manuel Almunia earlier in the season and Wenger has conceded that he would not stand in the way of the kepper departing if a suitable offer came in.