Emirates Stadium side want big fee for Old Trafford target.
The price is £20m – to you, £25m: Arsenal want extra to sell RvP to United
Striker has reportedly said no to Juve and City and Wenger still hopes he’ll stay – but Gunners will add on a £5m premium if he picks Old Trafford
Sir Alex Ferguson has been warned it will take an “unbelievable” offer to persuade Arsenal to sell Robin van Persie to him.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will not sell for less than £20m – and will demand a premium fee of more than £25m from Fergie and Manchester United because Arsenal do not want to do business with a direct Premier League rival.
Meanwhile, Juventus, who have also been chasing the Dutch striker, have claimed van Persie has told them he will not move to Italy, but was signing for another club.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Arsenal are beginning to dig their heels in over Robin Van Persie. Man United have publicly registered their interest and made a second bid for the Dutch goal machine but that bid is not thought to have been enough to meet the North London club’s demands.
Some may cite Van Persie’s age, 29, as a factor to consider when weighing up the possibility of a big money bid for the Gunners skipper but what is clearly more relevant is the fact that any club that opts to wait, can in fact pick up the prolific marksman for nothing in a year’s time.
Sir Alex Ferguson is clearly interested and his side’s paltry goal tally from pre-season friendlies, three from five matches, could well act as a wake-up call to the Scot who has seen Dimitar Berbatov plead for an exit and Javier Hernandez go off the boil. Therefore Man United may be willing to make an offer in the region of Arsenal’s asking price, but will they fork out £25m for the striker?
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