The newspaper also claims that Jose Mourinho attempted to sign the Dutchman when he was at Inter Milan, with it going on to say that the Spanish giants will try to pry Van Persie away from the Emirates regardless of what Mourinho does this coming summer.
The Dutchman has proved to be Arsenal’s crown jewel this season with the gunners rightly wanting the striker to sign an extended deal at the Emirates.
As everyone knows Van Persie refused to negotiate a new contract with Arsenal with it common knowledge that he is likely to assess his future in the summer.
It is extremely imperative that Arsenal secure a top-four spot if they want any chance of retaining the Dutchman. Hopefully they can finish the campaign strongly and secure a Champions League place!