One of the transfer saga's of the summer finally looks to be drawing to a close as Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie agreed terms with both Manchester United and Juventus, but must now decide his future.
The 29-year-old striker has also had fresh meetings with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and he has been impressed with the ambition and new signings at the club thus far. It has been enough to force Van Persie to consider staying at Arsenal.
It is possible for a player to agree on terms but not sign as the Dutch international agreed on preliminary terms with both Manchester United and Juventus, with obviously nothing being signed and sealed yet. Van Persie will now make his decision. Keeping his options open it looks like the decision is swaying towards the red of Manchester.
Van Persie was put off a move to Juventus with the controversy surrounding Head Coach Antonio Conte, who could face a 15-month ban following the match fixing scandals in Italy.
Manchester United are also ready to wade in with a new bid to match Arsenal's demands. The player will be available for around £25 million and Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to stump up the cash.
United are looking for more fire power up front as they attempt to match Manchester City and Chelsea who possess an influx of attacking talent after two seasons of bringing in new players.
Arsenal signed Van Persie from Feyenoord back in 2004, he has since become a cult hero in the stands, scoring 96 goals in 194 matches. Wenger signed the player as a youngster and he has since turned into one of the best strikers in the world. It will be hard for him the leave but he believes the time is right for a new challenge and wants to win silverware.