Gunners face £25.8m Spanish fight to keep striker – report

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Real Madrid are readying a £25.8 million bid for Robin van Persie, according to the International Business Times, as the striker continues to stall on contract talks with Arsenal.

Van Persie has been a star this season, scoring eight goals in his last six appearances. The striker has been the subject of a great deal of transfer talk under normal circumstances, but his recent performances have made the rumours even louder.

Arsenal are desperate to keep hold of van Persie, and Arsene Wenger has said numerous times that he is hoping to sign the Dutchman for longer than his current contract.

But van Persie is reportedly waiting to see whether Arsenal are serious about challenging for trophies this season, and if they will make Champions League, before he makes his final decision.

Real Madrid are willing to pay Arsenal top dollar for their prized possession, and though Wenger has denied the club will listen to offers, the same was said about Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, who both left the Gunners in the summer,

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