Robin van Persie ‘has been contacted’ by Paris Saint-Germain

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Robin van Persie is reportedly desperate to leave Fenerbahce due to the political problems and insecurity in Turkey, but the Dutch striker has a dilemma on his hands: he doesn’t want to take a pay cut.

This appears to be causing something of an issue for both Stoke City and West Ham who, according to Catalan newspaper Sport, are in negotiations with the 32-year-old.

And it’s the reason why Van Persie, per the same source, has offered his services to Barcelona. He’s even told the Spanish champions that he’ll gladly sit on the Camp Nou bench behind the ‘MSN’ just as long as he gets that lucrative contract.


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Barca are unlikely to take the former Manchester United striker up on his offer, but there’s a chance he could still end up at one of Europe’s top clubs.

According to L’Equipe 21, the television channel of the respected French publication, per, Van Persie’s compatriot Patrick Kluivert - now the sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain - has asked the experienced forward if he fancies a move to the Parc des Princes.

PSG want Van Persie as back-up for Cavani

However, Kluivert has been straight with Van Persie: PSG don’t want him to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Instead, they want him as back-up for Edinson Cavani, the French champions’ new first-choice centre-forward.

Van Persie can still score goals

Van Persie is no longer the lethal player he once was - he has regressed significantly since the 2012-13 campaign - but he still knows how to find the back of the net.

In 48 appearances for Fener last season, the Netherlands international scored 22 goals.

It’s understood that Van Persie’s current employers are prepared to let him go, provided they receive a transfer fee of around €10 million in return.

That’s a drop in the ocean for the oil-rich PSG, who have no reason to believe Van Persie would struggle to score goals in Ligue 1.

Doing it in the Champions League if Cavani gets injured or suspended, however, is a different matter entirely.

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