David Moyes is reportedly considering selling star-striker Robin van Persie in the summer transfer window, according to the Metro.
Moyes is reportedly unhappy with the Dutchman’s attitude. The Scot was believed to have been disappointed at his striker’s comments to foreign television stations after last week’s defeat to Olympiakos, where he complained that United’s tactics were restricting his impact on the team. Van Persie has been linked with a move away from the club in recent months.
The Holland international’s former club, Arsenal, have been heavily linked with the striker in recent months, but have failed to comment on the situation. However, if reports are to be believed, van Persie is growing continuously disgruntled with proceedings at Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping a close eyes on the Dutchman.
Van Persie is unhappy with the club’s league position and European exploits this season, which saw them lose to Olympiakos on Tuesday. He has suffered with various injuries this season and it is understood that he is not impressed with the new regime at the club.
It’s already been claimed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has met with the Dutchman’s agents to negotiate a deal and see whether van Persie would want to return to north London. The Arsenal manager has now put the idea to the club’s board, with financial details being worked out.
It has been said that van Persie may also be willing to accept a pay cut on his current £200k-a-week salary if a fee could be agreed, with the Arsenal hierarchy unwilling to offer the Dutch forward that much on his contract.
Arsenal fans have turned sour towards van Persie, following his goal celebration against the club at Old Trafford earlier in the season.