Juventus to lure Robin Van Persie away from Arsenal?

Football writer Stuart Baillie has a look at the day’s hottest Premier League transfer rumours.

Juventus are lining up a �25 million bid to lure Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie away from the Emirates. The Serie A champions sent Pavel Neved, now a director with the Turin club, to meet the Arsenal striker at Holland’s Euro 2012 training camp. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool look set to hijack Swansea’s bid for loan star Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Icelandic midfielder was on the verge of a �6.8 million move to the Liberty Stadium before Brendan Rodgers left to take charge at Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

Man City’s Aleksandar Kolarov could be in line for a move to Italy with Juventus and Inter Milan rumoured to be interested in the Serbia international. City will want to recoup some of the �18 million they splashed out on the left back in 2010. (Sun)

Spurs are plotting a �4 million swoop for West Brom centre back Jonas Olsson. The Swedish international has stalled on a new contract at the Hawthorns, with only one year left on his current deal. (Daily Mirror)


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Newcastle have been joined by some of European football’s biggest hitters in their pursuit of French right back Mathieu Debuchy. Roma, Inter Milan, Valencia and Bayern Munich have all been linked with the Lille star. (Evening Chronicle)

Liverpool, Everton and Sunderland are set to battle it out for in-demand Man City winger Adam Johnson. The 24-year-old, valued at �15 million, may be tempted away from the Etihad Stadium by the offer of regular first-team football. (Manchester Evening News)

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Everton midfielder Tim Cahill could be set for a surprise move to Chinese side Guizho Renhe. The Australian, who has two years left on his current deal, looks increasingly likely to leave Goodison Park with Saudi Arabian clubs Al Hilal and Al Nasr also interested. (Daily Mail)

West Brom face competition from Borussia Monchengladbach for the signing of NEC defender Bram Nuytinck. Baggies manager Steve Clarke has made the �2 million rated Dutchman his top summer target. (Sun)

Wigan are keen on Greece winger Dimitris Salpingidis who is available on a free transfer. The 30-year-old scored in Greece’s 1-1 draw with Poland in their Euro 2012 opener. (Daily Mail)

Southampton could make a �3.5 million move for Birmingham keeper Jack Butland. The youngster, who is currently with the England squad at Euro 2012, may be prized away from St. Andrews by the newly-promoted Saints (Birmingham Mail)

West Ham have tabled a �4 million bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis. The 25-year-old scored eight times as his side were relegated to the Championship last season. (Sun)

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