With Roberto Mancini all but ruling out a move for Robin van Persie this summer, William Hill have eased Manchester Citys odds of signing the Arsenal striker. Manchester United are in pole position at Even money to be Van Persies next club, with Italian champions Juventus 13/8. It seems to be a race between those three clubs with Barcelona fourth favourites at 20/1.
Despite Arsenal starting to make signings that could potentially keep RVP at the Emirates, it appears to be a case of too little, too late and he is 4/11 to have left the club by the start of the season.
Rather surprisingly, Alex Ferguson has been very public in his desire to sign van Persie and this shows how desperate he is to get his man after Nasri snubbed the Reds for the Blues last year and it looks like he may well succeed, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
The other big name likely to be on the move this summer is Andy Carroll and William Hill offer 1/2 for his next club to be West Ham with Sam Allardyce reportedly keen on the big striker. He is 9/4 to return to Newcastle and 7/1 to join Aston Villa.
Robin van Persie next club: 1/1 Manchester United; 13/8 Juventus; 15/8 Manchester City; 20/1 Barcelona; 25/1 AC Milan; 25/1 PSG; 25/1 Real Madrid; 33/1 BAR
Robin van Persie to be at Arsenal on the first day of next season: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no
Andy Carroll next club: 1/2 West Ham; 9/4 Newcastle; 7/1 Aston Villa; 12/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Fulham; 20/1 AC Milan
*loan deals count
Top Premier League goalscorer: 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 7/1 Wayne Rooney; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Robin van Persie; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nickica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 Andy Carroll; 25/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 33/1 BAR
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