Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit of Arsenal captain Robin van Persie.

The Daily Mail says Van Persie is out of contract at the Emirates in 12 months' time and City's Italian manager Roberto Mancini has made no secret of his desire to reunite last season's Premier League top scorer with his old Arsenal team-mates Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy.

It would still take an offer in the region of £25million to sign Van Persie, who is unlikely to make a decision on his future until after the Euros.