FIFA agent claims Real Madrid want Robin van Persie

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Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie is being lined up by Real Madrid, according to one FIFA agent.

François Gallardo, a FIFA licensed football agent, has claimed to French newspaper Le 10 Sport that Real Madrid are considering a move for the striker - but not until the January transfer window.

Last season, when RVP and United were struggling under David Moyes, speculation arose linking the Dutch international with a move to one of the Spanish giants, Real Madrid or Barcelona.

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Happy at United

Van Persie put paid to those rumours with a statement in the United club programme insisting he was happy at the club. Following the arrival of his Dutch national team boss Louis van Gaal, with whom Van Persie has a very good relationship, the striker's attachment to Old Trafford is only likely to have grown stronger.

Which makes it incredibly strange as to why Real Madrid would think they have a chance of signing the United forward.

Van Persie is happy and settled at United, now under the management of one of his favoured bosses. Why he would want to risk moving perhaps only Gallardo knows.

It's worth noting, he's been known to tell a few tales in his time - it was Gallardo who claimed Messi was upset at Barcelona last season and poised to leave this summer. Still waiting for that to happen.

Striker search

As for Real Madrid, they are reportedly looking to add a central striker as Florentino Perez is unconvinced by French international Karim Benzema.

The Bernabeu striker scored against Cordoba in Real Madrid's opening La Liga game of the season - but that broke an eight-game league duck dating back to March last season. His previous strikes came in Real Madrid's 3-4 loss to Barcelona in the Spanish capital last term.

Carlo Ancelotti's side have been heavily linked with Monaco forward Radamel Falcao as the Colombian international is managed by Jorge Mendes, an agent he shares with Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Perez is a big fan of Falcao's, and they've been linked with a season-long loan deal for the striker with a view to a permanent move. Falcao is looking to get back to full fitness after knee surgery on ligament damage suffered in a Coupe de France match in January 2014.

Gallardo claims that Real Madrid have earmarked between €20m and €25m for the Manchester United striker, who joined the Old Trafford club from Arsenal for a fee around the €30m mark in 2012.

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