bobby said we never even made an offer. wenger has said something similar too recently
popov off for spitting . scummy bastard.
Roberto Mancini believes the failure to land Robin van Persie might cost Manchester City the title. The City manager indicated with a tiny gap between his finger and thumb just how close he was to bringing the Dutch striker to the Etihad Stadium, where he would have become the best-paid player in the Premier League.
He claimed the champions had agreed a deal with Arsenal well before Van Persie chose to "follow his heart" and move to Old Trafford. Five months later, Mancini acknowledged the 29-year-old is the man most responsible for the seven-point gap that separates the two Manchester clubs.
"It is clear he has changed their situation," said Mancini. "At the moment, he is the difference between us but we were very close to signing him. I know what the reason was but I won't say. It was not about money. We wanted Van Persie because we knew he was totally different from our other strikers. We wanted to improve our team for the Champions League. We were very close and we were sure it would have been good for us. But it didn't happen and now we can do nothing about it.
Van Persie is unlikely to be earning quite as much as Old Trafford, although that is the figure that Wayne Rooney is rumoured to be paid by the club - although United have denied this.
'It is true Manchester City [were] interested in him and he has chosen to go to United,' said Wenger, quoted in the Independent.
'He could come out more on the reasons but I didn't want to know more about that.'
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i definitely remember an article a few months back with bobby saying that we made an enquiry and didn't go beyond that. most signs point to him not wanting to come here regardless. doesnt really matter. we didnt get him, for whatever reason and that's all that's important