Mega-rich Parisiennes join city in hunt for Dutchman.
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to rival Manchester City for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
Club director Leonardo has made tentative enquiries as to the Holland international’s availability this summer.
PSG – who are financially driven by mega-rich Qatari Investment Authority – have the funds to compete with big-spending City.
But Van Persie has made it clear he will only leave Arsenal to join a title-challenging club in a major European league. Manchester City are preparing a formal £20million offer for the striker.
SOURCE: The Daily Mail
Arsenal are facing a dilemma: refuse to sell Van Persie at all costs and run the risk that the Dutchman may leave for free next summer or tentatively encourage a bidding war between two of the world’s richest clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, are rebuild with the £30 million plus they would receive from his sale.
That’s assuming, of course, that the former Feyenoord forward doesn’t sign a new contract at the Emirates, which is looking increasingly likely.
For Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger the Van Persie situation could make or break the forseeable future of his young Arsenal team. Persuading the Dutchman to stay at the Emirates alongside the likes of Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud could see Arsenal as title contenders once again. But losing yet another star to Manchester City, particularly for nothing, would significantly stretch the divide at the top of the Premier League.