The future of Robin van Persie continues to dominate the conversation around Arsenal. Following the Dutch forward's explosive statement last week, it remains to be seen whether the Gunners will bite the bullet and cash in on their star man or else risk losing him on a free next summer.
Stevan Jovetic has made a fine recovery from a serious cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out for the entire 2010-11 season.
Van Persie's current Arsenal teammates remain in the dark about the situation.
"There is no need for me to get involved in that," midfielder Aaron Ramsey said, according to the Daily Mail, as he prepared for the Olympics with Team GB.
"I don't know and we as players don't know what is happening so we will just have to wait to see what happens."
There may soon be further news on the way, however. Metro reports that Van Persie will met with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis in the next few days.
According to the Telegraph, there is little chance of Wenger or Gazidis now changing Van Perise's decision not to sign a new contract. Accordingly, they are now expected to listen to offers for the 28 year old. With Arsenal sure to want to maximize their earnings from any deal, Manchester City appear to be favorites, though the club's desire not to again sell to a Premier League rival could bring Juventus into the picture.
If the Turin giants fail in their ambitious attempts to land Van Persie then it is being reported that they could rival Arsenal's alleged pursuit of Stevan Jovetic. The Daily Express claims that Juventus have made the Fiorentina forward a top target, while the Gunners see him as a potential replacement for Van Persie.
Chelsea are also thought to be interested in the Montenegrin, who is valued at around £25 million. The 22-year-old hit 14 goals in 27 Serie A appearances last season.
Though he is unlikely to be seen as a replacement for Van Persie, Arsenal are also said to be keeping tabs on Real Madrid Castilla striker Joselu. AS reports that Real rejected a bid of €5 million (£4 million) from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim for the 22 year old. The La Liga champions are thought to be after a fee of €10 million as well as a buy-back clause in any deal. Joselu struck 26 goals last season to earn Real Madrid's second team promotion to the Segunda Division. He also made a single appearance for the first team as a substitute in the Copa del Rey.
As well as Van Perise, Arsenal also face uncertainty over the future of Theo Walcott, with the England winger yet to show any inclination to sign an extension on a contract that has just a year left to run.
As a result, Arsenal could be ready to listen to offers for the England international and are already lining up a replacement, according to the Daily Star. The story claims that the Gunners have joined the race to sign Wigan's Victor Moses, for whom Chelsea have already made a bid.
It has been widely reported that Wigan are seeking £10 million for the 21-year old, even though he has just 12 months of his contract remaining.
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