AC Milan and Juventus are battling to lure Arsenal captain Robin van Persie to Italy at the end of the season.

Corriere dello Sport says the two Italian giants are already competing for the signature of the Arsenal captain who will be out of contract next year.

Juventus have turned to the Dutchman after giving up on signing Higuain from Real Madrid while Milan, who thrashed Arsenal in the Champions League last week, want him to play alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.