Juventus have Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez in their sights

Mar 16, 2012
Bill Mann

Hoping to regain their place among the European elite, Juventus think big in search for a striker

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JUVENTUS have saved up £30m for a summer raid on the Premier League's finest, but for the moment they're undecided on whether Robin van Persie or Luis Suarez will be their booty. Taking their lead from Italian rag La Stampa, Talksport reports that Juventus president Andrea Agnelli "will sanction a massive move" for one of the two strikers at the end of the season as the Serie A side look to re-establish themselves among the European elite.

Liverpool frontman Suarez has intimated in recent days that he's open to offers now that he's virtually a Premier League pariah, but Van Persie would be less likely to listen to what the Italian club have to say. The Arsenal captain has a year left on his Gunners contract and has hinted of late that so strong is his love of the club he'd like to see out his days at the Emirates.

Still with the Gunners and the agent of Cologne striker Lukas Podolski has rubbished suggestions his client has undergone a medical at Arsenal ahead of a summer move. Rumours began surfacing on Wednesday that the 26-year-old Podolski had been stripping to his smalls in front of the Arsenal medical staff, but Kon Schramm has given short shrift to such stories, telling Sky Sports: "He was at no medical, neither in London or elsewhere."

Nonetheless, the German press remain convinced the German forward will agree to an £11m switch to Arsenal at the end of the season.

In contrast to the reticence of Kon Schramm, the agent of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has let it be known his man would be open to an offer from Bayern Munich. In a brazen interview with German tabloid TZ, Lars Mrosko declared: "Bayern are always interesting for Edin."

It's said that the 25-year-old Bosnian bruiser is unsettled at the Etihad, particularly since he's slipped down the pecking order behind Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli.

Dzeko was with German club Wolfsburg before moving to City in January 2011, and it seems a return to the Bundesliga is on the cards. "It's all a question of money," explained Mrosko. "I don't know if Manchester City want to let him go. Bayern have money, of course, but the question is: how much do Manchester City want?"

Finally, Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has hinted at a summer move from the Italian club in an interview with Uruguay's Ovacion Digital. There's been speculation in recent months that the Uruguay star could be on his way to the Premier League before long, with Chelsea and Manchester City regarded as the frontrunners to win his signature.

Asked if he would leaving Napoli in June, the 25-year-old replied: "It is best to give importance only to all the things we are involved in right now…moreover, I always leave my decisions in God's hands."

In which case it appears Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich has first refusal on Cavani.

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30m saved up .. amazing what giving up bribery for lent will save you these days.. And just which one of RVP's toes do you think they'll bid for with their 30m ??? 

Transfer news is always full of sh*t - it is the kind of info you can immediately dismiss as sports journo's making something up to write about.
They'll decontextualise anything any player, manager or club owner says and turn it into "potential transfer" news.