Picture: The Manchester Evening News say Arsenal’s Robin van Persie could sign for United “as early as tonight”

Is Robin van Persie going to leave Arsenal and sign for Manchester United today?

The Manchester Evening News have boosted Red Devils’ expectations this Wednesday after journalist Mike Keegan when to press with the sentence “Manchester Evening News Sport understands that van Persie could jet in [to Old Trafford] to sign as early as tonight.”

Whether the transfer will happen today or not, RVP’s transfer to Old Trafford is becoming increasingly likely according to Mike Keegan.

Robin van Persie is known to favour a switch to Old Trafford where he would form a mouthwatering partnership with Wayne Rooney. And the indications are that the deal is now finally expected to go ahead – which would send a clear message across Manchester that the Reds are determined to wrestle back the Premier League title. Arsenal are demanding £25m for van Persie although the final fee is expected to be around £20m.

This latest report will serve as a bitter blow for Arsenal fans, who had become increasingly encouraged that RVP may stay at the Emirates after the recent signings of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giourd and Santi Cazorla.

Related link: All of Robin van Persie’s 132 goals for Arsenal in 277 appearances (2004-2012)

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