Robin van Persie has reportedly indicated to Arsenal that Juventus are his favoured suitors from the choice of the three most prominent clubs pursuing his signature.
The Italian champions have made no secret of their desire to claim the signature of the Arsenal captain, and will have doubtless been buoyed by the revelation that Van Persie will not sign a new contract.
Juventus will be further boosted by the news that Van Persie has identified Turin as his preferred destination, as reported by the Independent, although the 28-year-old has not ruled out the possibility of joining either Manchester City or Manchester United.
However, it is claimed, that Van Persie would rather leave Arsenal for Old Trafford than the Etihad Stadium if presented with a choice between the two, although Arsene Wenger remains incredibly reluctant to sell the Dutchman to a Premier League rival.
Van Persie returned to Arsenal training on Monday following an extended holiday and will meet with Wenger and Gunners chief-executive Ivan Gazidis to have further discussions about his future.