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Arsenal agree to sell Van Persie to rivals Manchester United

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Latest update : 2012-08-15

Arsenal Football Club announced on its website Wednesday they had agreed a deal to sell their star striker Robin van Persie to Premier League rivals Manchester United. Details of the transfer fee for the Dutch international have not been released.

AFP - Manchester United said Wednesday they had agreed a deal to sign Dutch striker from Premier League rivals Arsenal.

"Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal Football Club for the transfer of Robin Van Persie," said a club statement.

"The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course."

Van Persie stunned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger when he declared immediately after Euro 2012 that he wanted to leave the north London team because he felt the club's ambitions did not match his own.

That came after a superb season where the forward scored 37 goals in all competitions, a tally that led him to being voted player of the year by both his fellow professionals in England and the country's Football Writers' Association.

Van Persie's announcement sparked interest from Premier League champions Manchester City, as well as Italian giants Juventus, but it is United manager Alex Ferguson who has won the race for the striker's coveted signature.

It is not expected either a medical or indeed personal terms will prove a barrier to the 29-year-old's move to Old Trafford.

No fee has been confirmed by either United or Arsenal, although it has been reported as around the £20million mark.

Provided the deal goes through smoothly, van Persie could make his United debut in their Premier League opener away to Everton on Monday.

Date created : 2012-08-15

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