By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger wants a ceiling imposed on fees paid to footballers' agents.

The topic is a hot one this week after top-flight clubs announced their payments to agents for the year ending September 30, 2009, in accordance with new Football Association regulations.

In total Premier League clubs spent more than £70 million on agent fees in that period with Arsenal paying out £4.8 million.

Wenger welcomes transparency over such payments but would like to see those figures drop. He explained why in an exclusive interview with Arsenal TV Online.

"I think that it [agents' fees] should be limited and should be set at the start just for one simple reason," said Wenger.

"It is not [good] to think that the amount of the money you pay to the agent can force the decision of the player.

"For that reason I think many times when an agent is very influential on a player you would think the amount of commission could force the decision."

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2 Dec 2009