Manchester United are trying to
sign Dutch international striker Robin van Persie from Premier
League rivals Arsenal, said manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
"We have made a bid," Ferguson told his club's website. "We're trying our best but there's no progress
at this moment in time.
"We're not getting any breakthrough with Arsenal. I don't
know what their thoughts are because they're not giving anything
Van Persie announced in July that he would not be extending
his contract with the Londoners because he was unhappy with the
direction they were taking.
The 29-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract,
has been with Arsenal since 2004.
Van Persie was the league's top scorer last season with 30
goals, three more than United spearhead Wayne Rooney who
finished in second place.
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