Man Utd ahead of 'overloaded' Man City in Van Persie battle
Manchester United can nick Robin van Persie from under Manchester City's noses due to the champions' overloaded striker stocks. The Telegraph says City are ready to bid £20 million for the want-away Arsenal striker. But United are now also keen.
As with Samir Nasri last summer, United's problem would be to match both the wages and transfer fee that City can offer. They have also not paid a transfer fee for a player over the age of 28 since Dimitar Berbatov four years ago.