Juventus admit defeat in Man Utd, Man City battle for Van Persie

Juventus GM Beppe Marotta has all but conceded defeat in the race for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie. Juve are competing with Manchester United and Manchester City for the Gunners ace.

Juventus GM Beppe Marotta has all but conceded defeat in the race for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.

Juve are competing with Manchester United and Manchester City for the Gunners ace.

"[Robin] van Persie is a fan's dream," Marotta declared this morning.

"Everyone has dreams but then you have to confront this with the reality.

"We know what we have to do, and that is the important thing."

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