Arsenal reportedly want the Robin van Persie saga resolved in the next 48 hours as Manchester City and Manchester United close in on the striker.
City are believed to be one of several clubs to have lodged bids for Van Persie, who is out of contract at the end of next season and recently announced he does not plan to sign a new deal at Emirates Stadium, sparking a big-money battle to secure his services this summer.
Clubs from across Europe are believed to be keen on signing the 28-year-old, with City and United widely seen as frontrunners in the race to sign the Netherlands international after he was reportedly seen house-hunting in the north west.
According to the Daily Star, Van Persie was seen in the exclusive village of Hale before jetting off on holiday recently, signalling that a move to either City or United is at the very least being considered.
And according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal sources have confirmed Van Persie will hold talks with Arsene Wenger either on Wednesday or Thursday, with the Gunners boss keen for the situation to be resolved before he speaks to reporters at his first pre-season press conference when the club arrive in Malaysia this weekend.
Van Persie was present for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday, but if it appears that a move away from the club is edging closer, he may not fly out for the pre-season tour of Asia.
AC Milan, Barcelona, and Real Madrid have also been linked with Van Persie recently, although at time of writing it remains unclear just which clubs have tabled offers.
Arsenal are thought to have offered Van Persie a three-year deal worth £130,000-a-week, but Man City are believed to be ready to pay him £225,000 a week to move to the Etihad Stadium.