Sunday July 22 2012
Juve still in Van Persie race

There are reports Arsenal want at least £20m for Robin Van Persie after turning down bids from Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City.

The Dutch striker has been left out of their pre-season tour of Asia and his contract expires next summer.

British media widely report that the Gunners have rejected three offers over the past few days, said to be £8m from Juve, £10m from Man Utd and £12m from Man City.

Arsenal want at least £20m, if not £25m, for the player who turns 29 next month.

According to the Sunday Times, Van Persie has a preference for Manchester United, but his current club are eager not to release him to either of their Premier League rivals.

Meanwhile, the Italian media continues to focus on Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic as a prime target if the Van Persie move does not go through for Juve.

There were even stories on the BBC that Juventus had promised to sign Liverpool's Luis Suarez as well as Van Persie, but this has not gained much consensus in Italy.

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