Milan join Manchester duo in Van Persie contest

AC Milan have joined the race for want away Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie as they seen the Dutchman as the ideal replacement for the departing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Rossoneri completed the sale of two of their most prized assets in Brazilian defender Thiago Silva and Swedish frontman Ibrahimovic to PSG for a whopping £51m earlier this week. The fans at San Siro have reacted angrily to the fire sale of the two stars even after Silva’s expressal of desire to stay at Milan. Head coach Massimiliano Allegri has zeroed in on the prolific Dutchman as the ideal successor to Ibrahimovic and have apparently sounded out the player’s agent. The Serie A heavyweights however are yet to establish contact with the Gunnners over the transfer.

Manchester clubs are in a head to head tussle already over Van Persie after Sir Alex Ferguson accepted having put in a bid for the 28 year old. With £20m being the asking fee for the star, plenty of clubs are seeing this as an amazing opportunity to get quality in return for money.

Milan’s Serie A rivals and reigning champions are also in the reckoning and are believed to be in pole position to sign Van Persie as the player isn’t intent on joining any direct rival of the Gunners.

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