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Arsenal Prepared To Sell Van Persie

There has been a new twist in the Robin van Persie transfer saga, with reports claiming Arsenal will sell the striker if he demands a move away from the club

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Arsenal are prepared to sell star striker Robin van Persie this summer if the Dutchman insist he want’s a move, according to the Mirror.

Van Persie has just one year left on his current contract and held talks over his future with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season.

The Gunners are desperate for RVP to sign an extension this summer, but the fears are in North London that he will refuse to sign the new record £130,000-a-week package they have on the table.

The Mirror claim that Arsenal officials are willing to hold the player to his final year and risk losing him for nothing next summer, but in a new twist they will let him go this summer should van Persie force the issue and demand a move in a similar fashion to Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas last year.

Should the 30-goal striker leave, Juventus are becoming the clear favourites to sign him. Manchester City will have to offload either Eden Dzeko or Carlos Tevez before buying while Real Madrid may also have to sell Gonzalo Higuain before they could look at bringing in another striker.

Van Persie’s father Bob has also recently claimed that his son will never move to another side in the Premier League, and also ruled out a move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid, leaving Juventus in pole position at this time.

The Mirror believe that Juve want RVP as a marque summer signing to announce their return to Europe’s elite after their exile from the Champions League and are willing to pay over £25m to land the Dutchman.

FT Verdict

So it seems Van Persie’s future is very much in his own hands but will also depend on his attitude when he returns from the Euro’s. If no extension is signed with the Gunners, it’s just down to whether the Dutchman is happy to see out the final year of his contract or not.

I can’t see him ‘doing a Nasri’ and demanding a move, and if his father’s correct and RVP won’t sign for another English side, then i can see him being at the Emirates for at least another year…. unless he fancies a move to Italy of course.

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