Sunday August 5 2012
RVP sparks transfer merry-go-round

Juventus, Arsenal, Manchester City, United Milan and Inter are locked in a transfer merry-go-round involving Robin Van Persie, Edin Dzeko, Alessandro Matri and Lucas Moura.

It has been well known for some time that Juve are interested in taking Van Persie from the Gunners, where he only has one year left to run on his contract.

The £28m bidding war has broken out between the Bianconeri, Manchester City and Manchester United.

It’s reported City are now the favourites, but this could actually suit Juventus, as they’d then release alternative target Dzeko.

However, there is still a problem, as Milan are also keeping a close eye on Dzeko and are prepared to swoop in with an offer.

Juve could in turn deflect their attention by proposing Milan pick up Matri instead, leaving the path free for them to take Dzeko and Manchester City to grab Van Persie.

Manchester United are left out, but they are thought to be piling on the pressure to sign Sao Paolo striker Lucas Moura for £30m.

Lucas is also a prime target for Inter, though President Massimo Moratti warned this week he would not break the bank for the Brazilian.

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