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Tuesday April 23 2013
Van Persie 'asked for Juve blessing'

It’s reported that Robin Van Persie asked for permission from Juventus before signing for Manchester United.

The Dutchman had been extremely close to joining Juve in the summer of 2012 and agreed personal terms, but Arsenal would not lower their £25m price-tag.

Sky Sport Italia claim that when Manchester United made it clear they were prepared to pay that sum, Van Persie asked Juventus for their blessing to complete the transfer.

He did not want to seem as if he was snubbing the Bianconeri after already agreeing terms.

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