AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani will head the queue should Arsenal make Robin van Persie available at the end of the season. After last week's 4-0 thumping of the Gunners, Galliani sought out Van Persie and shook hands with the Dutchman after seeing him congratulate Christian Abbiati for his wonder save during the game.

Real Madrid are favourites for the Dutch ace should he refuse Arsenal's new contract offer, but Galliani has been discussing moving for the striker with his board since the New Year.

It's also understood Galliani was pleased with Zlatan Ibrahimovic urging Van Persie to quit the Gunners earlier this week.