AC Milan have reportedly entered the race to sign Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, and see him as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Gunners captain looks certain to leave Emirates Stadium this summer and is reportedly being chased by a number of clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and Serie A champions Juventus.
Now Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claims that Milan’s vice-president, Adriano Galliani, is now looking to lodge a bid for the Premier League’s top scorer from last season.
The report claims that the Rossoneri are desperate for another marquee signing following the €62million deal that took Ibrahimovic and Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva to Qatar backed Paris Saint-Germain this week.
Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly confident that Van Persie will choose Old Trafford, but the lure of San Siro could turn the Dutchman’s head, despite Milan recently losing their Serie A crown to a resurgent Juventus.
Van Persie is said to be available at around £25million and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would obviously prefer he moved abroad if a transfer is inevitable.