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Juventus keen on signing Robin van Persie

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Serie A champions Juventus are interested in signing Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie, reports the Mirror.

The Dutchman has struggled with form and injuries for the past two seasons, and despite his countryman taking over this season, Van Persie has still struggled to find form.

Arsenal to United

Van Persie joined United back in 2012 after agreeing to leave Arsenal after refusing to sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.

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Sir Alex Ferguson splashed out £24million on the striker, and in his debut season he helped fire United to their 20th league title.

However, after Sir Alex left, Van Persie struggled under David Moyes and his injury days came back to haunt him as several niggles kept him sidelined throughout the campaign.

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Van Persie Struggles

Then once Moyes was sacked, Louis Van Gaal took over at Old Trafford and it was suggested that Van Persie would be back firing once again due to working with the manager for internationak duty.

However, more injury problems occurred throughout the campaign and his first-team opportunities have been limited.

Van Persie has only netted ten goals this season and is reportedly on his way out of the club at the end of the season.

Wage

United don't want to keep the striker due to his wage, which is around £250k-a-week, meaning he's one of the club's highest earners.

However, due to injury problems, Van Gaal doesn't think it's viable to keep a player who's on so much money.

There is big interest in Van Persie, especially from Italy and Turkey, but Juventus are increasingly interested.

Juventus' Interest

According to the same report, Juve want to sign the veteran striker in order to replace Carlos Tevez, who is reportedly on his way back to Argentina to join his boyhood club Boca Juniors.

Juve were keen on signing Van Persie after he announced his intentions to leave Arsenal, and Arsene Wenger wanted to sell him to an overseas club, but the Dutchman was more interested in moving to United.

It's believed that Van Persie has a fascination with Juve and would be interested in the challenge of Serie A football before he retires.

The only potential stumbling block could be the striker's wages. Van Persie currently earns £250k-a-week, which is way out of Juve's financial ability, so the striker would have to take a huge pay-cut if he were to join The Old Lady.

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