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Transfer news: Roberto Mancini believes that Robin van Persie has a difficult decision to make
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes that Arsenal star Robin van Persie faces a tough decision.
The Dutchman revealed that he would not sign a new deal, which expires next year, at the club and has been linked with Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus.
“When you talk about Manchester City, Manchester United and Juve, it is difficult for a player to choose between those three clubs,” said Mancini from City’s pre-season tour in the Far East.
“They are all top teams and I’ve no idea what will happen with him. If we have a chance to take him, we will try because we think he is a top striker.
“For now he is an Arsenal player and I think Arsenal are a top team. It is not easy for Van Persie and other players to leave them.”
Mancini insists City find it tougher to sign players as most clubs increase the price for the Citizens because of their wealthy owner Sheikh Mansour.
“It’s not easy when City try to buy a player,” he said.
“The club we are buying from asks for 30 or 40 per cent more. For this reason it is sometimes difficult to do business. But I think also we need to work better.”