TRANSFER RUMOURS; May 10 - van Persie, Man Utd, Drogba

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Juventus have become the first club to publicly express an interest in signing Robin van Persie, but Arsenal are confident they can keep the Netherlands striker at Emirates Stadium – Guardian

Manchester United are lining up a sensational move for 28-year-old van Persie, who has just one year remaining on his contract, as Sir Alex Ferguson attempts to compete with big-spending Manchester City in the transfer market – talkSPORT

Ferguson is also preparing to make a £10m bid for Everton left-back Leighton Baines – Daily Mirror

Chelsea are set to defy the wishes of their fans by letting Didier Drogba leave this month – after the striker’s demands for a new two-year deal fell on deaf ears – Daily Mirror

Liverpool are chasing Juventus outcast and 27-year-old Serbia winger Milos Krasic – talkSPORT

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is also eyeing Real Madrid utility man Hamit Altintop, 29, as a possible replacement for Dirk Kuyt, who is wanted by Hamburg – Metro

Yesterday’s rumours