Parisi, who is based in Milan, claims that not only has the contract been signed but that it has been so for some time, saying it has been ‘locked away’ in a desk.

Robin van Persie has signed contract with Juventus, says agent Fabio Parisi

As well as The Old Lady, Manchester United and Manchester City have both been credited with an interest in the Dutchman but, according to Parisi, RVP has been set to join the Turin club for a while now.

He told Italian TV: ‘I think Juventus have had a signed contract with Van Persie for some time locked away in a notary’s desk.

‘It is just my opinion, but I think there’s an eight out of ten chance the Dutchman will join the Bianconeri.’

He added that Juventus are very ambitious and determined to do well this season after their Serie A win last season and Van Persie is seen as ‘the ideal addition to achieve that’.

Parisi also hinted that Juve may have been considering a bid for Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko at one time but explained: ‘I don’t think Edin Dzeko is the right player for the Bianconeri.’

Van Persie, 28, scored 37 goals for the Gunners last season.

By Metro reporter