Serie A champions Juventus are eyeing a shock deal for Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie and could launch a £5 million bid in the summer.
The Dutchman has struggled throughout the 2014/2015 campaign with numerous injury problems and has failed to impress new manager Louis van Gaal, despite their days working together on the international stage.
Van Persie Struggles
United fans expected a big season from Van Persie after Van Gaal was announced as the new manager at Old Trafford, but injuries and inconsistency took over throughout the campaign and meant the striker could only net 10-times during the season.
Van Gaal is in the market for a new striker since sending Radamel Falcao back to AS Monaco and Van Persie could join the Colombian out of the Old Trafford door.
The 31-year-old is one of the club's highest earners, roughly on around £250k-a-week, and Van Gaal has told the club's board that he is not worth keeping when he's on that much money weekly.
Serie A Interested
With his future uncertain, interest has emerged from Italy with a trio of clubs monitoring the striker's situation. Lazio, AS Roma and Juventus are all reportedly interested in signing the veteran, and it's The Old Lady that could make the first formal move.
According to reports, the Champions League finalists could launch a £5m bid for the forward which, if accepted, would mean United would take a £19m loss on the Dutch international.
RVP Speaks to Evra
Speaking in a recent interview, Van Persie dropped a massive hint that his future could be in Italy after confirming that he's in regular contact with Patrice Evra, who's now at Juve.
He said: "I’m still in touch with Patrice Evra and he tells me about the way they work.
"It’s very different to the Dutch and English approach but it obviously pays off."
Van Persie has just 12-months left on his contract at Old Trafford and has admitted that he may leave this summer in order to find regular first-team football. Something he doesn't feel he will get at United.
Striker Wants Game-Time
"It is my ambition to play as many games as possible. I feel fitter than ever," he said.
"And I know that the more games I play, the more it will help me prepare for the European Championships next summer.
"I will take everything into consideration when I decide on my future and I know I have to be realistic about the situation."
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