Manchester United will reportedly make another push to sign Arsenal captain Robin van Persie this weekend.
United, rivals Manchester City, and Juventus have all had bids for Van Persie rejected in the past few weeks, and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admitted on Wednesday night that his efforts to complete a deal for the 29-year-old have stalled.
Ferguson insisted he is still trying to push a deal through after missing out on Sao Paulo starlet Lucas Moura, who earlier this week snubbed a move to Old Trafford and instead joined Paris Saint-Germain.
And according to the Daily Telegraph, United chief executive David Gill is set to get involved in negotiations with Arsenal this weekend.
United are believed to have tabled a bid of around £15million for Van Persie, with the Gunners thought to be holding out for more than £20m for their skipper.
According to Friday's report, Gill could look to hold talks with Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis in the next 48 hours as the Red Devils look to convince their Premiership rivals to sell in time for the start of the new Premier League season.
"We've made a bid, they [Arsenal] have been trying to negotiate with other clubs," said Ferguson on Wednesday night.
"I don't have a gut feeling about it. We can't get a breakthrough with Arsenal."
Speaking after the club's friendly against Barcelona in Gothenburg, the Scot added: "I don't know what Arsenal's thoughts are because they're not giving anything away.
"It's difficult to say why they're operating this way. I can't give you any more information. We just have to persevere.
"We are trying our best and hopefully it will come our way but there's no progress at this moment in time."
At time of writing, United remain the huge odds-on favourites with bookmakers Sky Bet to be Van Persie's next club, ahead of Juventus and Manchester City, who have both cooled their interest over the past week.
The Dutch forward on Friday was still with the Arsenal squad at their pre-season training camp in Germany.