Juventus are in the driving seat to land Robin van Persie this summer according to the Mirror after the Dutchman revealed he will not be signing a new contract with Arsenal.
Van Persie stunned the Gunners earlier this week by announcing that he would not be signing a new deal to extend his stay at the club beyond next summer, prompting mass speculation over where he will be plying his trade next season.
Reports in some sections of the media believe that terms with Manchester City have already been agreed and that a deal could be close to being completed, while Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the 28-year-old.
However the Mirror report that it is Juventus who stand the most chance of landing last season’s Premier League leading scorer should he secure a move away from the Emirates, with Arsenal’s stance still unclear despite a statement soon after Van Persie’s announcement saying they are ‘confident he will fulfil his commitments to the club’.
The Mirror suggests Juventus are willing to make Van Persie one of the highest paid players in Europe in order to secure his signature, as they look to make an impact in the Champions League next season having claimed their first Serie A title since 2003 last time round.
Whether a move to Italy appeals to Van Perise remains to be seen, while Paris Saint-Germain are also interested but the former Feyenoord frontman is believed to be unwilling to move to Ligue 1 because of its status as a lesser European league.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan have all been linked with a move for Van Persie, but it is believed that none of the three clubs are interested in making a move for the striker.