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Robin van Persie's dad says he wants to stay at United, whilst they pull out of Cavani deal. Spurs are in for Inter's Ricky Alvarez...

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Most of the United news has understandably concerned players coming through the door or leaving, but one player that would like to stay at Old Trafford is Robin van Persie. That's if quotes from his father are to be believed.

In an interview with The Blizzard as reported by ESPN, Bob van Persie says that his son feels at home at the club, and would like to stay beyond the end of his current contract. That expires in 2016.

"When his contract ends in Manchester, he'll be 33," Van Persie's father said.

"As long as he is fit enough - and I am sure he will be - he'll stay in Manchester. Then he'll go back to [his first club] Excelsior. Money will never be an issue.

"I think Robin will finish his career in Excelsior and then go back to London or Manchester as a coach. That will be next goal in life: to be the best coach in the world."

Well that's clear then. Does anyone else get a say?

The papers have spent weeks telling us that a Manchester United move for Edinson Cavani is only moments away, including the Daily Express yesterday saying United were 'ready to break the bank' for the striker.

Well how about this for a U-turn, because today the Express go big on a story that the club will "SNUB Cavani move over £300,000-a-week wage demands."

The story is deliciously vague: 'According to reports, new United boss Louis Van Gaal has no interest in Cavani. It is claimed the prolific striker wanted a wage of £300,000-a-week to move to Old Trafford'

Ah, the old 'it is claimed' chestnut. Not that you just got it wrong. Oh no.

The last Argentinean Ricky that Spurs signed worked out pretty well, so why not give it a second go?

That's almost certainly not the thinking behind Spurs' reported interest in Inter's Ricardo Alvarez, with the Metro reporting that Mauricio Pochettino is close to making an £8million move for the midfielder who is currently in Brazil with the Argentina national team.

Alvarez can play anywhere across midfield, but has so far refused to sign a new deal in Italy, with his contract expiring next summer. Spurs should expect some competition from Spain and Italy.

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