Persistent rumors will not go away that Champions League finalists Juventus want Manchester united striker Robin van Persie to join them this summer, and it appears that United boss Louis van Gaal will not stand in RVP’s way if he wants a move.
After a disappointing season, it appears that the 31-year-old striker will not be seen as United’s first-choice striker next season, and all indications are that United do not want to offer van Persie an extension on his contract which ends next summer..
With the future of Carlos Tevez unsure, Juve are looking to strengthen their attacking options and view van Persie as the perfect inexpensive replacement with €10 million expected to be enough to pry van Persie from United.
Despite the Champions League final still a week away, Juventus have already been busy adding to their squad for next season. Real Madrid and German midfielder Sami Khedira has already agreed to join the Italia champions on a Bosman this summer, while Juve outbid everyone to sign Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, one of the best young strikers in Europe.
As to who would replace van Persie at Old Trafford, United have been linked in recent days with a move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. But that deal could hit a snag if Napoli manager Rafa Benitez takes over at Real Madrid as the Spanish papers have suggested that he wants to take Higuain back to the Bernebeu.