Manchester City won't have to worry about competition from Real Madrid for Arsenal captain Robin van Persie. Van Persie has been linked with both clubs as he stalls on signing a new deal with the Gunners.

AS says Real president Florentino Perez has a good relationship with City owner Sheikh Mansour and the pair have an agreement where they won't compete for transfer targets.

City are ready to sell Sergio Aguero to Real and replace him with Van Persie, who will see his salary jump from €5.8 million to €13 million should he accept a move to Etihad.