Manchester United and Juventus are reportedly leading the race to sign Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, who has confirmed he wants to quit the club.
But according to the Daily Mirror, Van Persie would prefer to join Juventus than move to Old Trafford.
Van Persie is out of contract at the end of next season and on Wednesday announced he does not plan to sign a new deal at Emirates Stadium, which is set to spark a £25million battle to secure his services this summer.
But according to Friday's report, Juve - who failed with a bid for the 28-year-old last week - are ready to offer him a £180,000-a-week deal, with the Netherlands international said to be interested in a move to Serie A.
A source close to the deal was quoted by the newspaper as saying: "The Premier League is not the be all and end all, like it might for an English player.
"Van Persie is Dutch, has a different mindset and other big players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic have had good careers in Italy."
The likes of Barcelona, PSG, Real Madrid, and Italian giants AC Milan have also shown interest in the forward in recent weeks, while Manchester City are also keen.
Before making his announcement earlier this week, top agent Mino Raiola had warned Van Persie not to move to Italy, calling Serie A "a third-rate league".
Wenger recently warned his skipper about a move to Italy, and Raiola, who represents the likes of Mario Balotelli and Ibrahimovic, said: "If he really wants to leave Arsenal for Juventus, he should do everything in his power to make it happen.
"He should think hard about whether he wants a move to Italy, though.
"Mario [Balotelli] could join any Italian top club if he wants as well, but you have to take a good look at whether this is the right move.
"In my opinion, the Italian league is only getting worse at this point. Italy should have improved their infrastructure and all that some 10 years ago. I'm talking about stadiums, but also about other facilities.
"I'm not afraid to say that Serie A a third-rate league now. When I started as an agent, Italy was pretty much the promised land. Joining an English club was a punishment.
"Things have changed, though. Players now prefer England, Spain and Germany over Italy, and rightly so."