In search of a replacement for former AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Italian giant AC Milan decided to plunge into the race to capture Gunners striker Robin Van Persie who is presently being sought after by Serie A champions Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly confident that Van Persie will choose Old Trafford, but the lure of San Siro could turn the Dutchman’s head, despite Milan recently losing their Serie A crown to a resurgent Juventus.

It is however obvious that the Arsenal captain will be leaving the club this summer as AC Milan has been seen as the probable club to whisk the striker away as Milan’s vice-president, Adriano Galliani, is now looking to lodge a bid for the Premier League’s top scorer from last season.

The Rossoneri are desperate for another stunning signing following the €62million deal that took Ibrahimovic and Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva to Qatar backed Paris Saint-Germain this week.

Van Persie is said to be available at around £25million and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would obviously prefer he moved abroad if a transfer is inevitable.