Robin Van Persie has his heart set on securing a move to Manchester United this summer according to a close source Footy Bunker.
United are leading the race for the Holland international’s signature after fending off rivals Manchester City and Italian champions Juventus but are still to agree a fee with Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is holding out for £20 million but has only received an offer of £12m from the Red Devils with manager Sir Alex Ferguson considering holding out until January.
Ferguson is hoping that will allow him to pick Van Persie up for a reduced fee of around £3m in the New Year should his relationship with Wenger and the Gunners hierarchy continues to deteriorate.
The 28-year-old is eager to leave the Emirates Stadium as soon as possible after deciding not to renew his contract and publicly criticising the clubs future ambitions.
And Wayne Rooney believes the Dutchman would be a great signing should he seal a switch to Old Trafford before the transfer window snaps shut later this month.
“Of course he’s a player that I admire,” Rooney said in the Daily Mirror.
“He’s a fantastic player. He’s been amazing for Arsenal over many years. Last season was probably his best season of all. He scored a lot of goals.
“If he does come here he would be a great addition to the squad.”
The England international is adamant he and Van Persie would strike up a devastating chord and provide an interesting battle with the other forwards for a starting spot in Fergusons side.
“I’d like to think so – but you’d have to ask the manager about that.
“There’s a lot of forwards here already with myself, [Danny] Welbeck, Chicharito and [Dimitar] Berbatov, who’s still here.
“So there’s a lot of forwards fighting for a place.”