Thursday August 2 2012
Van Persie deal hinges on Conte

There are reports that Juventus’ proposed move for Robin Van Persie will be unsuccessful if Coach Antonio Conte is handed a long ban.

Conte is entering the second day of hearings with prosecutors to determine if he can agree a plea bargain or not over his alleged involvement in Serie A and B’s betting scandal.

The Daily Mirror are reporting that members of Van Persie’s entourage have commented that the player, who has been regularly linked this summer with the Bianconeri after rejecting a new contract with Arsenal, is monitoring the situation ‘with interest’.

It is alleged that the 28-year-old would be reluctant to consider the Turin outfit as an option this summer, if Conte is handed a lengthy ban. The Coach is reportedly set between offering a second plea bargain of four months suspended from the touchline, or risking going to trial, which could prove more uncertain.

Yesterday, FIFA agent Fabio Parisi claimed that Van Persie has already signed a deal to join Juventus.

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