Van Persie Latest: Clubs Enter Official Negotiations
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie moved a step closer to joining Manchester United last night after talks resumed between the two clubs, according to reports.
With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, the latest on the future of Robin van Persie.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie moved a step closer to joining Manchester United last night after talks resumed between the two clubs, according to several reports.
After weeks of deadlock, the Telegraph report that Arsenal and United re-opened negotiations late on Tuesday night with Sir Alex Ferguson ready to make an improved bid for the Dutch striker.
Fergie remains reluctant to pay much more than £15m for 29-year-old van Persie, while Arsenal are demanding at least £20m, but the Independent claim a compromise deal could now be close which would include add-ons.
The Mirror run a similar story but claim the deal could be closer to the £20m Arsenal are asking for, and they also suggest a deal could be sealed within the next 48 hours.
If a deal cannot be reached before the weekend then there is every possibility van Persie will be included in Arsene Wenger’s squad to face Sunderland on Saturday. It’s likely he will start on the bench but could face a difficult reception from the Emirates faithful is he’s introduced at any time.
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