Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson will focus his efforts on signing Robin Van Persie and Leighton Baines.
Ferguson is now expected to concentrate on winning the race for Van Persie’s signature after they, along with, Manchester City and Italian champions Juventus submitted formal bids. It’s understood that the Red Devil’s have made a £25 million offer for the want-away Holland international.
Manchester United offered significantly less than Arsenal’s asking price of £25m for want-away Dutch striker Robin Van Persie in their attempts to bring last season’s 37-goal player of the year to Old Trafford. Those reports suggest that the offer made was in fact “understood to have been less than £10m”, placing it closer to Juventus’
Manchester United have been widely linked all summer with a move for the Dutchman, who picked up a number of awards last term, including the PFA’s Player of the Year and who earlier in the transfer window confirmed that he would not be signing a new contract at the club. One stumbling block for United might be the striker’s wage demands, which would equate to about £195,000 a week, close to Wayne Rooney’s £200k a week, suggested by the same source.
As Manchester United’s usually quiet transfer business is being splashed around the back pages, Sir Alex Ferguson took the rare step of confirming a bid that the Old Trafford club have made. Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has been the subject of an offer from the Red Devils, with the club having set their sights on adding the Dutchman’s goals and flair to their side.