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Juve legend holds Arsenal striker talks

Van Persie struggled in Holland's first Euro 2012 match (©GettyImages)
Van Persie struggled in Holland's first Euro 2012 match (©GettyImages).

Juventus are looking to tempt Robin van Persie to Italy by sending club legend Pavel Nedved for talks with the Dutch striker.

According to the Daily Mail, Nedved, who is a directer with the Turin club, met the Gunners forward at the Netherlands training base for Euro 2012. The Italian side hope they can persuade the Premier League's top scorer to reject Arsenal and Manchester City, and sign for the Serie 'A' champions.

Reports suggest Juventus have put together a £75m package to lure van Persie to Italy, including a £25m transfer fee and £180,000 a week wages.

The Dutch striker held talks with the Arsenal hierarchy over a new contract before Euro 2012 but no agreement could be reached, with both parties keen to resume negotiations after the tournament.

But Manchester City are still hopeful of pinching the striker, and the Premier League champions have raided Arsenal before, signing Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri in recent seasons.

City would likely have to offset any signings with departures, and Edin Dzeko would be the most likely casualty should Roberto Mancini manage to convince van Persie to swap London for Manchester.

But the Dutch striker has insisted that his future will not be resolved until after Euro 2012, giving Juventus time to try and tempt the Gunners forward to test himself in another of Europe's top leagues.

Topics:
Arsenal
Robin Van Persie
Emmanuel Adebayor
Football
Manchester City
Premier League
Kolo Toure
Gael Clichy
Edin Dzeko
Samir Nasri

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