Vieira denial

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By The Telegraph Online in London
  • Published 5.06.05

London: Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has denied sending a text message to teammate Ashley Cole telling him not to accept less than ?80,000 ($145,400) a week from the club.

The Premier League’s decision document on the Cole “tapping-up” case involving Chelsea said the England defender’s agent Jonathan Barnett had shown Arsenal chief executive David Dein a text message from Vieira during contract talks. (Reuters)