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Van Persie agrees terms with Turkish giants

Robin-van-Persie-009 (1)Robin Van Persie is edging closer to leave Manchester United after having reportedly agreed personal terms with Fenerbache.

According to the Guardian, the Dutchman’s agent, Kees Vos, has spent the last two days in Istanbul in a bid to clinch a deal with the Super Lig giants, which had been linked with a move for the 31-year-old for the last couple of weeks.

Van Persie, who scored only 10 goals in all competitions last season, had attracted interest from Serie A arch-rivals Roma and Lazio before both clubs have pulled out of the race to sign the Dutchman, as they could not afford his £10m-a-year wages.

However, Fenerbache are understood to have reached an agreement with the former Arsenal captain, who looks set to join former United teammate Nani, who will have a medical on Sunday, in Istanbul next season.

After a poor campaign under David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal’s arrival was expected to help his fellow Dutchman to rediscover the form that had fired United to the title in the 2012-13 season but Van Persie failed to click into gear.

A series of niggling injuries coupled with poor performances, saw him relegated on the bench as Van Gaal preferred Wayne Rooney, and at times even Radamel Falcao, up-front, leading the 31-year-old to question his future at Old Trafford.

With Falcao now gone, Van Persie’s exit would save United another massive salary and confirm Van Gaal intends to sign a new striker this summer.