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Man Utd boss Ferguson reluctant to go higher for Van Persie

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is reluctant to meet Arsenal's asking price for Robin van Persie.

Ferguson has confirmed a bid has been lodged for the want-away Dutchman, who favours a move to Old Trafford.

But the Mirror says Ferguson is understood to have major reservations about bidding over £15m as the Dutchman turns 29 next week, has a poor injury record and has only the one year left on his deal.

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