Thursday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Van Persie to Fenerbache progressing


Fenerbache have confirmed they are in talks with Manchester United about a transfer for Robin van Persie.

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The Dutch forward is said to be close to sealing his switch to Istanbul for around $7 million and is having the first part of his medical in the UK after Fenerbache officials flew in for talks. RVP, 31, will reportedly fly to Turkey on Sunday and been presented at Fenerbache next Monday. If the deal is agreed, the former Arsenal striker will leave Old Trafford after three seasons where he won a Premier League title in his debut campaign and scored 58 goals in 105 games.

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According to the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has been attracting interest from clubs in Spain. Soldado, 30, has endured a nightmare two years at Spurs since joining for $45 million from Valencia in 2013. The Spanish international striker made 40 appearances for Tottenham last season (mostly off the bench) but only scored once in the Premier League and four more times in cup competitions. With Harry Kane leading the charge at White Hart Lane these days, it would be safe to assume that Spurs would be keen to get Soldado off their wage bill.

The Daily Mirror says Bournemouth are close to signing Max Gradel from Saint-Ettienne for $12 million. The Cherries had the former Leeds United winger on loan in 2008 and the Senegal international would give their offense a boost. Gradel, 27, scored 17 goals in 31 appearances in Ligue 1 last season but has admitted he wants a new challenge.