Report: Galatasaray board member confirms enquiry for Manchester United's Robin van Persie

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Robin van Persie could yet head to Turkey this summer after a Galatasaray board member confirmed enquiries had been made over the striker.

Galatasaray could be lining up a summer bid for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, if quotes attributed to one of the club's board members are to be believed.

The 31-year-old has struggled for form and goals at Old Trafford this season, with injuries also playing a part in a difficult campaign that saw the Dutchman manage just 10 goals in all competitions.

Van Persie has so far remained coy on the subject of his future at the club, but it would appear that the forward is already attracting admiring glances from abroad.

Turkish news website Milliyet is carrying quotes from Galatasaray board member Cüneyt Tanman that suggest the club has made enquiries over the availability of the Manchester United striker and fellow countryman Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Huntelaar is thought to also be seeking a move away from his current club Schalke 04, though his destination remains unclear.

Tanman told Milliyet: “We have made enquiries and established contact but an offer has not been made for the names mentioned [Van Persie and Huntelaar].”

Though far from a concrete offer for Van Persie, the comments could yet pave the way for the Holland international's departure from Manchester United.

To date, the striker has scored 48 goals in 86 Premier League games for United, having managed 96 in 194 top flight appearances for previous club Arsenal.

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