Serie A side Juventus are set to submit a second offer for Robin van Persie, and have been encouraged by the revelation that the striker is attracted by a move to Italy.
The reigning league champions have already had a £10 million bid for Van Persie turned down by Arsenal, but are determined to sign the Dutchman, and are set to make another bid closer to the £20 million minimum bar set by the Gunners.
They are also ready to offer Van Persie a five-year deal with a whopping £190,000-a-week in wages, which would make the 28-year old the highest paid player in the Old Lady’s history.
Both Manchester United and Manchester City are also expected to submit their second offers later this week, but Wenger is not keen on selling his most prized asset to a Premier League rival, and will choose Juventus’ bid over those of his English counterparts unless a he receives a bid significantly higher than the others.
Wenger has in the past hinted at an internal deadline to complete formalities over the Van Persie switch, which has now put an impetus on both Manchester clubs to outbid Juventus handsomely if they are to lay claim to the talented striker.
United are playing it safe till now, and are not ready to pay an exorbitant amount for the player, while reports suggest that City need to sell before making a bid of over £20 million. Time however is running out on both clubs, as they try and grab one of the most prized assets in England this summer.