Big-spending French side Paris Saint-Germain are ready to enter the race to sign Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, according to Mirror Football.
The capital-city side are owned by the Qatari Investment Authority, and as such have vast wealth to attract players, with the likes of Javier Pastore and Ezeqiuel Lavezzi joining Carlo Ancelotti’s men since the takeover.
With the Netherlands international with only one year left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium and stalling on a new deal, a raft of leading European clubs are monitoring the situation and hopeful of attracting Van Persie away from north London.
With Barcelona now looking elsewhere, Manchester City having to sell existing fringe players before they can buy and the Dutch marksman not interested in a move to Juventus, PSG are thought to be optimistic in their attempts to sign the player.
The 2011-12 Ligue 1 runners-up will offer £30 million for Van Persie in a bid to tempt Arsenal to sell, with Arsene Wenger surely keener to offload his skipper to a foreign team rather than Premier League rivals.
By Gareth McKnight