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Louis Van Gaal ready to offload £24m star this summer

There have been no end to transfer rumours surrounding Manchester United as Louis Van Gaal is expected to revamp his squad again this summer. Robin Van Persie is the latest star to be linked with a move away from the club, according to the Daily Star.

Van Persie’s contract expires at the end of next season and the club appear to have made no advances to secure the Dutchman to a new deal. After another injury-stricken season and a lack of game time, it looks like his time is up with the club.

Sir Alex Ferguson signed Van Persie from Arsenal back in 2012 for £24 million. He scored 30 goals in his debut season for the Red Devils, practically securing the club’s 20th Premier League title single-handedly.

He then scored 18 goals under David Moyes last season but has seen his goalscoring exploits decrease further this year, with just ten in 25 appearances – his worst games-per-goal tally for seven seasons.

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United haven’t missed the 31-year-old during his latest six-week injury stint, winning five consecutive games and are currently sitting in third place ahead of Manchester City, who they face in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Van Persie is expected to be out of the game at Old Trafford against City this Sunday and out of the exit doors for good this summer, with Edison Cavani one of the names linked to the club as a replacement for the Dutchman.

The 31-year-old forward is believed to be keen on a return to Holland and could join back up with Eredivisie side Feyenoord, who he joined as a 15 year old.

Will Robin Van Persie leave Manchester United this summer? Does he deserve a new contract?

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