Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger met with Robin van Persie's agent to discuss a potentially stunning move back to the Emirates Stadium according to reports.
Reports have been rife in recent weeks that Van Persie could make the move back to his former club
The Dutchman joined Manchester United from Arsenal in 2012 for a reported fee of £24 million.
Having helped the Red Devils to the Premier League title in his first season at Old Trafford, Van Persie is enduring a less-than-successful second campaign.
It is believed that he was unhappy with Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire having initially been promised that he wouldn't, while reports continue to suggest that the striker is unhappy with new boss David Moyes' training regime which he is said to believe has contributed towards his injury woes this season.
That, and the fact that Moyes is planning a major £200 million squad overhaul in the summer to kickstart the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, could well lead to Van Persie's exit.
They report that both Arsenal and Manchester United are both open to the deal for the striker - who has just two-and-a-half years left on his current contract - taking place.
Since Van Persie joined Manchester United, Arsenal have looked light in attack and can currently only call upon Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner as their options in attack.
Wenger was asked about a potential move to take Van Persie back to the Emirates Stadium, but refused to offer anything concrete.
Van Persie 278 appearances for Arsenal between 2014 and 2012 after joining the club from Feyenoord.