manchester united, fenerbahce


Turkish club Fenerbahce are reportedly closing in on a shock deal for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, reports the Daily Express.


Italian newspaper Gazetta dello Sport claim Fenerbahce are willing to meet the 31-year-old’s wage demands, thereby opening the door to a potential move to Turkey.

Van Persie has also hinted at an Old Trafford exit as he pursues regular first-team football.

“Things could change now, but that all depends on Manchester United not me,” he said.

“Believe me, I’m relaxed – I’m not going to be part of a puppet show.

“In August I’m 32. But I still have the ambition to play for another eight years.”