Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus have made offers in the region of £15 million for Robin van Persie, revealed the BBC. Arsenal, however, want a fee nearer £30 million. Persie said earlier this month that he does not intend to sign another contract with Arsenal. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger and his players are due to travel to Asia for a tour that begins against a Malaysia XI next Tuesday. Persie, though, will not be joining his team. Wenger has so far signed forwards Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud after his side finished third in the Premier League last season, with van Persie scoring 30 of their goals.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.