Roberto Mancini says Robin van Persie's move to Manchester City looks unlikely?

Mancini says Van Persie move unlikely?
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Roberto Mancini does not think that Robin van Persie will sign for Manchester City this summer.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that it now seems unlikely that Robin van Persie will join the club.

Van Persie has been linked with a move away from Arsenal for much of the summer after releasing a statement revealing that he would not sign a new contract in north London.

City have been among the chasing pack to sign the Dutch striker, alongside Manchester United and Juventus.

Mancini told Italian television: "Van Persie? No, I don't think he will come here."

One of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer is far from over, but recent reports have said that van Persie is impressed with Arsenal's recent transfer business.

Van Persie asked the club to show ambition and the signings of Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla plus a move for Nuri Sahin may convince the 28-year-old to stay at the Emirates.

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