Reports in Manchester have Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie as flying in today to complete a surprise transfer to Manchester United.
The Dutchman has been linked with both United and Manchester City this summer, after declaring his intention to not sign an extension to his current Gunners contract which expires in June 2013.
Juventus have also been strongly linked with the player, but in recent days have been paired more with Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko, in the belief that they had fallen by the wayside in negotiations.
Similarly, City’s interest looks to have waned, after manager Roberto Mancini’s claim that it was ‘unlikely’ that the club would pick up the player.
The Manchester Evening News are reporting that 29-year-old Van Persie is now on the verge of agreeing terms on a deal with their rivals United, with the two clubs understood to have agreed a £20m transfer.