Serie ‘A’ giants Juventus are keen to partner Arsenal captain Robin van Persie with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, according to the BBC.

The Italian club are looking to build on last season’s Championship-winning unbeaten campaign, and have identified the Premier League pair as the ideal candidates to lead their forward line.

But Manchester City and Manchester United are also eager to sign Van Persie, who has indicated that he is not willing to renew his Gunners contract. According to reports, Arsenal rejected United’s initial offer – believed to be around £15m – while rejecting an inquiry from Juventus.

The Gunners are thought to value the Dutch striker at around £25m-£30m, and Arsene Wenger has reiterated his desire to keep the former-Feyernood striker at the club.

"For me, Van Persie is one of the best strikers in the world, if not the best, and I want to keep him at the club,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"As for the rest I will do what is in the best interests of Arsenal Football Club. That, at the moment, is where we are. There is not a lot more to say than that."

The BBC reports that Juventus, City and United have all offered enticing financial packages to van Persie as they bid to lure him to their club. Each side is believed to have offered to double the Dutchman’s current wage, and Juventus are hoping the prospect of a partnership with Suarez will aid their appeal.

The Italian giants have reportedly offered van Persie a weekly wage around £190,000 per week, which would make him one of Serie ‘A’’s highest paid players.

Juventus also hope a bid of close to £28m for Suarez will bring Liverpool to the negotiating table, but the Reds have no intention of selling the former-Ajax player.

Brendan Rodgers is keen to tie the Uruguayan star to the club past his current contract, which expires in 2016, although talks are yet to formally begin.

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#Robin Van Persie
#Manchester City
#Premier League
#Manchester United
#Luis Suarez
#Liverpool
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