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Manchester United agree deal for Arsenal's Van Persie

Published on Aug 16, 2012 6:24 AM
 
Manchester United said on Wednesday they had agreed a deal to sign Dutch striker from Premier League rivals Arsenal. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United said on Wednesday they had agreed a deal to sign Dutch striker from Premier League rivals Arsenal.

"Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal Football Club for the transfer of Robin Van Persie," said a club statement.

"The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course."

Van Persie stunned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger when he declared immediately after Euro 2012 that he wanted to leave the north London team because he felt the club's ambitions did not match his own.

 
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