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Man Utd boss LVG prepared to sell Van Persie to Juventus

Juventus are closing in on a deal for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie. The Mail on Sunday says Juventus, who have given United old boys Carlos Tevez and Patrice Evra a new lease of life this season, have been encouraged in their pursuit of the 31-year-old Dutchman.

There is a belief that Louis van Gaal may not see him as first-choice next season.

But that hasn't put off Italian champions Juve, who meet Barcelona in Berlin on Saturday for the biggest prize in European club football. They hit the jackpot by signing Carlos Tevez and Patrice Evra in the autumn of their careers and both have played a big part in their bid for the Treble.

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