Manchester United will offer to pay Robin van Persie £10m to quit Old Trafford in the summer to free up their high wage bill, as they look to make room for a new striker.
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Old Trafford chiefs view the Dutchman as dispensable to the squad, and are eager to get his £250,000 per-week wages off their bill, as they are keen to make changes up front.
The 31-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2015/16 season, but, according to the Daily Mail, the club are willing to pay half of his £10m loyalty bonus to allow the striker to leave at the end of the current campaign.
The Netherlands international isn’t short of options to play elsewhere – with three Serie A clubs, Inter Milan, Juventus and Lazio lining up for his signature, the Mail Online reports.
Though he would certainly have to take a pay cut to seal a switch to Italy.
The Red Devils are expected to also let Javier Hernandez and Radamel Falcao go in the summer – with Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, and PSV Eindhoven’s Memphis Depay having been mooted as potential replacements for the duo.