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Today’s topic is:

If Man. City were to offer Dzeko plus some cash (about £5-8m) for Van Persie, would you want Arsenal to accept it?

Wtih Robin van Persie now widely known to be on the verge of an Arsenal exit after announcing his decision to not renew his current contract, specualtion over the big transfer deal which will seal his departure has mounted.

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After netting 37 goals in an outstanding campaign last year, Van Persie has attracted all sorts of interests around Europe, but Juventus and Manchester City are reproted to be the serious contenders for his services.

Indeed, the latter club are looking to offload out-of-favour attackers in order to afford a place for Van Persie. And that brings about the question of whether Manchestr City will offer complete cash for Van Persie or – in a move similar to the Gallas/Cole deal – make a ‘player plus cash’ bid. Ultimately, the unsettled Edin Dzeko – who has fallen behind Tevez, Aguero and Balotelli in the pecking order – will be the man to offer.

So what if the blues offered Dzeko and around £5-8m of cash for Van Persie? Deal or no deal?

Personally, I think Edin Dzeko is a terrific prospect. Not only was he magnificent in the Bundesliga, he was world class at the start of last season (remember the FOUR goals at Spurs?)

His form only declined because he was not getting starts from Mancini (any played would). But he even half-won the title for Manchester City by scoring the vital equalizer to make it 2-2 against QPR on the final day. Dzeko would start for ANY team in the Premier League and at just 26 years of age, he’s still has more football to offer than Van Persie. Not to mention the fact that he does not have any ridiculous injury problems like RVP.

By the way, last season and 2008/09 are the only seasons RVP has ever lasted the entire campaign since arriving at the club in 2004.

In fact, I doubt City will be stupid enough to offer us the talent of Dzeko AND cash for RVP. But the only time we can strike this good deal is now – while RVP has not been stricken by some mysterious ankle injury or something

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