Mourinho: No approach for Vieira

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho says he has received no contact from Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur regarding French midfielder Patrick Vieira.

Both the Gunners and their arch-rivals have been strongly linked with a move for the 33-year-old, who made more than 250 league appearances and won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups during his time at Highbury.

However, speaking in Beijing during the Barclays Asia Trophy, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp admitted that talks had stalled over a potential deal.

And it then emerged that Arsenal were believed to be weighing up a move to bring the iconic central midfielder back to the club following a four-year absence.

Gunners supremo Arsene Wenger recently admitted that he had still not decided whether to make a move for the enforcer, who the Emirates Stadium outfit have, arguably, still not genuinely replaced since his departure in 2005, saying:

"I have a general policy about re-signing players but I never said I would never do it.

"I am not a big fan because I feel once the players have gone, they have gone. I don't know it could have psychological impact on the rest of the squad."

And Inter coach Mourinho has insisted that there has been no approach from either Arsenal or Spurs regarding Vieira.

"If they want him, they have to let us know," he said.

"I have to say until this moment, no Tottenham, no Arsenal. They have not contacted us."

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