Robin van Persie has revealed he's spoken to former Manchester United team-mare Patrice Evra about life at Juventus amidst reports he could be about to join the Turin-based club.
Van Persie is out of contract next year and could leave Old Trafford in the summer. He admitted recently that he is considering his options after a disappointing campaign in which he managed just 10 Premier League goals, although the fact his family are settled in England could sway his decision.
Reports this weekend have claimed that Juventus are willing to offer £5 million for the 31-year-old forward and he was pictured flying into Italy this weekend which added fuel to the fire.
Juventus suffered defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League final last evening, and Van Persie says he has been speaking to Evra about the secrets behind their rise back to the top in European football.
The Manchester United forward told the Sunday Mirror: "I still speak to my old mate Patrice. He has told me stories about how Juventus train, how hard they work and how they manage to be successful.
"They have a fantastic spirit – a totally different approach from English or Dutch players before games. They grab each other by the head, they shout at each other to pump each other up. And they also have big running sessions after games. Patrice has showed me there are many ways to be successful."
Manchester United have already begun their summer overhaul by allowing Radamel Falcao to return to Monaco at the end of his loan spell at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are believed to be eyeing up a host of replacement targets, including Karim Benzema.
The Frenchman could be included in a swap deal for goalkeeper David de Gea who is close to joining Real Madrid, although his agent insists Benzema is happy in Spain and that no talks about his future have taken place.