Manchester United could subsidise Robin van Persie's wages in order to move him on this summer.
This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the Red Devils are struggling to find a new club for the Dutchman because of his astronomical wages at Old Trafford.
The report reveals that he's currently earning as much as £200,000-a-week to star in Manchester, which is making things difficult for the club's hierarchy as they go about moving him on, as the forward approaches the final year of his contract.
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It appears, then, that if United manage to offload the striker, they could pay Van Persie as much as £100,000-a-week over the course of the next year.
Italian outfit Lazio, of course, were linked with the player's signature, however they ruled out a move, claiming that he's outside of their 'parameters'.
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In fact, the club's director Igli Tare stated: "I can only say that I respect Van Persie as a striker, but unfortunately he is outside of our parameters."
It's far from certain as to whether Manchester United will find a buyer for the striker, but he could yet stay on at the club for the 2015/16 campaign. At the end of the day, things haven't gone to plan for the Dutchman at the Theatre of Dreams over the course of the last couple of years.
After a wonderful debut campaign under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, Van Persie has failed to maintain his fitness and find his best form for the club.
Time to move on
Ultimately, it may well be time for Van Persie to leave his wonderful stint in England's division behind. He seems in need of a new challenge - away from the Premier League - so perhaps it's time for him to look elsewhere and move to La Liga or Serie A.
In truth, Manchester United could do with mixing things up in attack, too. Radamel Falcao, who has already departed, endured a torrid campaign, while Van Persie often looked an isolated figure up front last term.
Even Wayne Rooney failed to find his very best form, while youngster James Wilson could probably do with a spell out on loan. One thing's for sure, Van Gaal and Co. must be determined to bring a world-class striker to the club, if they're serious about challenging on the domestic and European scene in 2015/16.
United can't afford to standstill, so moving Van Persie on in the upcoming transfer window may well be the right thing to do.
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