Transfer interest in Manchester United striker Robin van Persie on the continent appears to be building.
According to Goal.com, Serie A outfit Inter Milan and Spanish giants Real Madrid are closely monitoring the Dutch international's availability during a hugely difficult season at Old Trafford.
The names of those aforementioned clubs can be added to an already long list of suitors, with former club Arsenal having been linked with a swoop for £18 million-rated Van Persie, along with Premier League leaders Chelsea, Antonio Conte's Juventus and Ligue 1 title chasers Monaco.
Just what the future holds for the Manchester United star remains to be seen. While he enjoyed a prosperous start to his Old Trafford clear following a somewhat controversial move from Arsenal in 2012, the 2013/14 campaign has been a difficult one for Van Persie with speculation suggesting he is becoming increasingly unsettled at the club.
If David Moyes - who will have been relieved to see his struggling side romp to victory at West Brom on Saturday after a hugely disappointing season to date - is contemplating a potential sale of Van Persie, then surely it would make more sense to send him to a club away from the Premier League where his consistent goalscoring exploits are not likely to return to haunt Manchester United in the future.
Inter, who currently fifth in Serie A and 28 points adrift of leaders Juventus, appear to have somewhat of a shortage of world-class strikers at present and reports have also linked them with moves for two other Premier League marksmen in the form of Fernando Torres and Edin Dzeko.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, only really have the in-form Karim Benzema and young Alvaro Morata as established out-and-out strikers, but the lethal form of Gareth Bale and a certain Cristiano Ronaldo ensures that Carlo Ancelotti's side are never short of a goal or two.