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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Van Persie looks Fenerbahce-bound

Robin van Persie's stay in the Premier League appears to be coming to an end
Robin van Persie's stay in the Premier League appears to be coming to an end

Robin van Persie appears to be heading for the Old Trafford exit with Fenerbahce confirming they have opened talks with Manchester United over the striker.

The 31-year-old scored 30 goals for United as they won the league in 2012-13 following his £24million move from Arsenal.

His impact since then, however, has been muted due to a series of niggling injuries, and he was limited to 10 goals in 29 appearances under compatriot Louis van Gaal last season.

On Thursday, Fenerbahce announced via Twitter: "Fenerbahce has begun to transfer talks with Robin Van Persie and his club Manchester United."

Fenerbahce signed Van Persie's former United team-mate Nani on Monday for a reported £4.25million.

If Van Persie is sold, United would have only Wayne Rooney, James Wilson and the injured Javier Hernandez - out with a broken collarbone - in their squad as recognised strikers following the exit of on-loan Falcao at the end of the season.

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