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Juventus had shied away from reports suggesting a fresh bid from the Old Lady for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, with the Italian club's director general Beppe Moratta suggesting that the Dutch hitman's price tag could be a bit too steep for them to reach.
Juventus have been one of the three clubs vying for Van Persie's signature all summer, and having failed with their opening bid for the striker, were reported to have submitted an improved Â£20 million offer for the player.
However, according to Italian website Gazzetta Dello Sport, Moratta turned down such fanciful claims, suggesting that the player, while an enticing prospect, might be out of the club's grasp.
"It's necessary to always have dreams and ambitions, but at the same time you also have to contend with the reality of everyday facts," Moratta said, when asked about the progress regarding the Van Persie sale.
"We're relaxed and we know what we have to do. This is the most important thing."
Juventus are in the midst of a three-way battle for the player's signature, with Manchester United and Manchester City also looking to prize the Dutchman away from the Emirates.
However, they will hold the aces if Van Persie desires to move away from England, and will be ready to match the striker's demands of a Â£190,000-per-week salary after taxes.
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