Flamini ready to leave Arsenal for Juventus

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The Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini appears to be on the verge of leaving the club and joining the Italian side Juventus.

Flamini, who has been outstanding all season, having finally established himself in the first team, is out of contract this summer. He has repeatedly said he wants to stay, and the Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, wants to keep the Frenchman, who was 24 last month. But the chairman Peter Hill-Wood has suggested the club have made their final offer to Flamini, believed to be around £50,000 a week, and Juventus are thought to have offered some £10,000 a week more.

The Italian club's director Jean-Claude Blanc has confirmed that a deal for the player is almost complete, and has dismissed speculation suggesting Milan could hijack the move. "We have the advantage. As a child Flamini was a supporter of Juve."