Juventus to target unsettled Manchester United striker?

Juventus are reportedly planning a summer swoop for unsettled Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie

According to the Express, Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie looks set to top Juventus’ wish-list this summer as the Italian outfit look to move for as many as three or four top-quality new arrivals.

The Dutch striker who has been unsettled during David Moyes’ short spell in charge may yet push for a move away from Old Trafford depending on who replaces the Scot.

Van Persie has played just 18 matches this campaign, 10 full appearances, yet he has still managed to score 11 goals. The veteran forward may be 30 years of age, but he clearly still knows how to find the back of the net.

  TeamPosGoalsGoal AssistAppsMins
Robin van Persie Man Utd FW 11 3 18 1,466

In order to fund Van Persie’s arrival, Juve could be prepared to sell star youngster Paul Pogba to French Champions Paris Saint Germain. The 21-year-old clearly has a huge future ahead of him and the Ligue 1 outfit are willing to pay whatever it takes to bring him back to his homeland.

In March, van Persie was forced to deny he wanted a move saying: "The truth is I'm very happy here at this club.

"I signed for four years and I'd be delighted to stay even longer, beyond the next two years I have left on my contract."

However, with Moyes gone Juventus appear ready to test the Dutchman's resolve.

The main deciding factor in terms of this proposed transfer will be the man who takes the reigns as Moyes successor at Old Trafford. Of course, the next United boss will have complete say as to whether the Dutchman is sold.

The arrival of Louis Van Gaal would see a complete turnaround as Van Perise would be likely to then end his career at Old Trafford, as was his initial plan under Sir Alex Ferguson. If the current Netherlands head coach becomes manager of Manchester United, the striker will stay.

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