Arsenal turn down van Persie offers

Arsenal have knocked back three bids for striker Robin van Persie, as the striker’s time at the Emirates Stadium looks close to ending, according to BBC Sport. Reports are suggesting that Manchester United and Manchester City as well as Juventus have tabled offers for the 28-year-old.

However all three bids have been rejected by the Gunners, with the sums on offer falling short of the club’s valuation which is thought to be between £25-30m.

Van Persie has only a year left to run on his current contract with Arsenal and last month confirmed he would not be signing an extension, citing differences of opinion when it came to Arsenal’s ability to challenge for major honours.

Since the news Arsene Wenger has stayed firm over his transfer policy and insisted van Persie remains an Arsenal player. It is not known whether he will force the player to see out his remaining year at Arsenal or cash in now rather than allowing the Dutch striker to leave on a free next summer.

The Netherlands international picked up the PFA player of the year award for his standout season last year which saw him score 30 goals in the Premier League. Although he entered a less than impressive display at Euro 2012 there is strong interest in the player who reportedly will not join his teammates on a pre-season tour of Asia.

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