Italian champions admit they want to buy Van Persie

08:47 09 May 2012


Arsenal's Robin van Persie


Arsenal transfer news: Juventus want Gunners captain

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has admitted that the club are interested in signing Robin van Persie this summer.

The Gunners striker has been in sensational form this season, but his current deal expires at the end of next season.

Juventus, who are the champions of Serie A want to boost their striking options with Alessandro Del Piero set to leave and Marco Borriello likely to return to Roma.

Gunners chief Arsene Wenger has said the club wont sell the striker, but Moratta was keen to let the public know of his clubs interest.

"Van Persie is a great player," he told

"He is a complete player and would be useful to any team. But he still has one year left in his contract with Arsenal.

"We will try to put the icing on the cake this summer but the important thing is that the mix is good.

"Van Persie, Suarez or Higuain? They are three important players.

"In fantasy football we could have the three of them playing in the same line-up but in reality, it is different.

"If one of them arrives (here) is not because he will be the less talented as other things have to be taken into account, such as the financial aspect.

"Moreover, if (Real Madrid coach Jose) Mourinho does not want to sell Higuain it will be impossible for us to get him and we also have to take that into consideration."

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