Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is sweating on a move to Manchester United. The People says Van Persie wants a move to Manchester United - but faces a nervous wait to see if the Old Trafford money men will cough up the £25million Arsenal are demanding.

The Dutch striker has told Gunners chiefs that his preferred destination is United, despite Manchester City and Italian giants Juventus being prepared to stump up more cash.

Van Persie, who turns 29 tomorrow, is facing the prospect of having to start the new season as an Arsenal player, despite turning down a new contract and insisting he wants to leave.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson would love Van Persie to link up with Wayne Rooney and has cash to spend.