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Man Utd clinch £24M deal for Arsenal striker Van Persie

Manchester United have clinched a deal for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie. The Daily Mail says United sealed the signing of the summer on Wednesday night when Arsenal agreed to sell Robin van Persie to their Barclays Premier League rivals for £24million.

After weeks of negotiating with Arsenal and the Holland striker, United have beaten Manchester City and Juventus to Van Persie's signature and the 29-year-old will have a medical at Old Trafford on Thursday.

United are understood to have agreed a £15m downpayment for last season's Footballer of the Year and Players' Player - who scored 30 Premier League goals for last season. That will rise to £24m depending on appearances. Van Persie is expected to sign a four-year contract worth over £200,000 a week.

A statement on United's website said: "Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Robin van Persie. The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms."

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