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Ferguson Confirms RvP Bid

Ferguson Confirms RvP Bid

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has confirmed, somewhat reluctantly, that he has tabled an offer for Arsenal's wantaway striker Robin van Persie. The Dutchman confirmed earlier this month that he has no intention of signing a new deal with the Gunners, which has sparked rumours into overdrive. Following a pretty inflammatory statement from van Persie, United have joined Manchester rivals City and Italian champions Juventus in the race for his signature.

Ferguson told MUTV: 'Obviously Arsenal have given out the fact that we've made a bid for him,'

'We try to keep business as close as possible to us until the moment we conclude a deal. There's no point talking about something that might not happen.

'There are other clubs interested in the player. We've shown an interest and that's where we're at at the moment.'

The fact Arsenal do appear to have made the bid public knowledge suggests they are trying to spark a bidding war, which indicates a willingness to sell and sell as quickly as possible. It's strongly rumoured that van Persie will not fly to Asia for the pre season tour and it appears that that it's Arsenal's decision to leave him behind. One would imagine so that they can conclude his sale as quickly as possible and plan for the new season without him.



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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Friday July 20 2012
Time: 10:22PM

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I say swap him for Welbeck.
Sajit
20/07/2012 22:51:00
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Welbeck is in his last year and stalling on a contract much like Theo. It's a possible avenue we could try and open up.
Little Dutch
20/07/2012 22:56:00
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Would rather him go to juve, even if they offer less then Manchester 1 and 2. We can't keep selling to these clubs. We are supposed to be trying to catch these clubs next season, how can we do that if we give them our top striker? Either send him to Italy or let his contract run down and see if city or utd will be willing to give an injury prone striker hitting 30 a fat long contract. It won't happen. 130 grand a week with a 5 million bonus will all of a sudden seem very lucrative. Robin has burnt bridges with the fans, unfortunately his greed (let's not kid ourselves it's not about money) has ruined any chance of immortality at this club. I keep looking at his record at arsenal over the last eight years and I can't help but think of ady......soon as he is flavour of the month he wants out. Has left a bad taste in my mouth. If he stays then great, If he goes then good luck to him, I won't lose any sleep over it that's for sure, another player will step into his boots as with Henry, fabregas etc......all in all I'm kind of bored of it now and just want it sorted one way or another.
gunnerman76
20/07/2012 23:29:00
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It's a shame that Robin, of all our players, has put us in such an unflattering situation, where our rivals are just coming over to take a poke at us. For me, I think Fergie is just going through the motion (of creating a semblance of "summer activity"") with this. He should know he ant compete with City for Robin's signature....and You'd feel Wenger isn't going to sell to United.
Naijagunner
21/07/2012 01:03:00
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LD, how has it appeared that Arenal has 'made the bid public'? I don't recall any official statement by the club.
Naijagunner
21/07/2012 01:05:00
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If we don't show some balls for a change City and Utd will be back for Wilshere next year.
Wyn Mills
21/07/2012 01:05:00
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Agree with gunnerman76. Sell him abroad, for less money if we have to. I can't see any other credible option. The ball is in Arsenal's court here, RVP wants to go to Italy - make it happen.
Professor Calculus
21/07/2012 03:41:00
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I was wondering the same thing, Naija. Seems fishy. I mean it's not been released from our side. We are the first to come out and support not announcing a deal before it is done. And to have that thing turned back on us by the stupid idiots at Sky and Fergie gets under my skin
Eboue=GOD
21/07/2012 06:53:00
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While its understandable that the club would want to recover as much from players departing to help re-invest into the squad, Juventus should be a clear option for us to sell to followed by AC Milan. The Milan lab could help prolong RVP's career and he would be cheaper for AC to buy than Tevez. After the loss of Ibrahimovic Milan would look to purchase a player who is a striker as well as creator and there are few better players of that ilk than RVP. Pity that RVP's time at the club had to come to such a bitter end. His agent crafted statement on his website must go down as one of the most ill advised PR initiatives in sport of all time.
Deltaforce
21/07/2012 07:28:00
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Ferguson's antics are probably designed to just make the RVP transfer more expensive and problematic for City. There is no way Fergie would pay 20 million for a 29 year old striker with his sparse transfer budget when his need for a star central midfielder is much more dire. Ferguson could have brushed off the RVP interest as a rumour but chose to confirm the bid to muddy the water for City - he then blamed Arsenal for leaking the information. Sly old fox.
Deltaforce
21/07/2012 07:45:00
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