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Serie A champions Juventus have already seen a Â£10 million offer for Robin van Persie rejected by Arsenal last week, but the Telegraph has hinted that the Italians are set to make an improved bid which is expected to be much closer to the Â£20 million demand posed by the Gunners for their talismanic striker.
The Arsenal captain has grown disillusioned with the club after seven trophyless years at the Emirates and a switch is said to be inevitable this summer. Apart from the Italian giants, English giants Manchester City and Manchester United have also seen bids of Â£10 million and Â£12 million, respectively, being turned down. Arsenal have clearly declared that they will not consider offers below the Â£20 million mark for the Premier League Golden Boot winner of last season.
Van Persie is said to be in favour of a move to Italy and Wenger will also be keen on not having to sell his top performer to a rival Premier League club. The Italians are said to be drawing up a new five-year deal that grants the striker a whopping Â£190,000-a-week. Meanwhile, Juve's primary rivals for RVP's signature, Manchester City have made the signing of the Dutchman their top priority this summer as the club prepares to offload some strikers already on the books at Eastlands.
Wenger is said to have fixed an 'internal deadline' for Van Persie's departure and if a sizeable offer does not turn up before the stipulated time, he will hope that the Dutch international recreates his magic in the Gunners' jersey this coming season. While all factors point towards a move to Turin, Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson are unlikely to give up on the star Dutchman till an official announcement rules out their candidature.
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