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Arsenal’s Dutch star set for Turin in bold Juve bid

Robin Van Persie could leave Arsenal this summer after it was his revealed his agent had been in discussions over a move to Serie A giants Juventus.

The Italians, along with a clutch of top European clubs, have put the 28-year-old at the top of their shopping list after his fruitful season in front of goal with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici rumoured to have already approached the players representatives.

Rumours have gathered pace that Van Persie may opt to leave the Gunners during the close season in search of more silverware after spending eight-years in North London with only an FA Cup to show for his efforts.

Premier League rivals Manchester City have also expressed their interest although the striker is thought to prefer a switch to the continent should he choose to leave Arsenal opening the door for Real Madrid, Barcelona, both Milan clubs and Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutchman, who picked up this seasons PFA and FWA Player of the Year Awards, has only a year to run on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and despite the level of interest boss Arsene Wenger is reluctant to sell his captain.

A similar situation arose with Samir Nasri last summer with Wenger cashing in on the French midfielder before his contract ran down although it seems he isn’t prepared to do the same with his 34-goal leading scorer.

It’s thought the 62-year-old is keen to avoid another transfer saga that dogged Cesc Fabregas’ departure from the club and will wait until the current campaign has ended before sitting down with Van Persie to resolve his future at the club.

The Gunners are reportedly set to offer him a new four-year deal that smashes through their current wage structure along with a hefty £5-million signing-on-fee.

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