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Barcelona eye surprise move for Robin van Persie

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Robin van Persie could be handed a surprise lifeline by Barcelona, who could be about to make a move to sign the Dutch striker.

The 32-year-old left Manchester United over the summer to join Fenerbahce, and while he's managed three goals in seven league appearances, reports suggest he's not happy in Turkey.

Van Persie was spotted looking disinterested while warming up for Fenerbahce's match against Akhisar Belediyespor having been named as a substitute.

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The form of Brazilian forward Fernandao means the ex-Arsenal striker hasn't started a league game since last month, but now Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo say he could be on his way out of the club.

They say that Barcelona are mulling over a January offer for the former Manchester United and Arsenal ace in order to provide injury cover. They add that Van Persie could be available for as little as 3.5 million.

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Lionel Messi is currently out of action with a long-term knee injury although he is expected to return by Christmas. A move for Van Persie would have implications over Barcelona's potential swoop for Celta Vigo ace Nolito, who is also wanted by Arsenal.

Barca boss Luis Enrique would reportedly prefer a deal for Nolito, however the club's board are said to be keen on a veteran player who can play in a back-up role to the likes of Neymar and Luis Suarez.

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