Van Persie rejected offers from Chelsea, Man City

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London, Feb.14 (ANI): Arsenal striker Robin van Persie snubbed offers to join Chelsea and Manchester City last summer.

The Arsenal striker instead decided to sign a four-year contract at the Emirates, which put him on wages of around 70,000-pounds-a-week, News of The World reports.

Van Persie, 26, was also the subject of interest from Serie A, with Juventus and Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan also watching his contract situation.

The Dutchman said: "It is good that four teams were really interested in me but I had to turn them down. It's not as easy to leave Arsenal as you maybe think." (ANI)

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