Report: West Ham snub Robin van Persie, even though he was keen to take pay cut

Fenerbahce's Robin Van Persie at the end of the game

West Ham United have reportedly snubbed the chance to sign Robin van Persie.

Fenerbahce's Robin Van Persie at the end of the gameFenerbahce's Robin Van Persie

According to The Mirror, West Ham United have snubbed the chance to sign Robin van Persie from Fenerbahce - despite his willingness to take a pay cut in order to join.

The Hammers are in the market for a new striker this summer, and with question marks surrounding the futures of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, a new goalscorer appears to be Slaven Bilic's priority.

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A host of strikers have been linked with the club, but few have been bigger names than Robin van Persie, with The Mirror claiming that West Ham were offered the chance to sign him this summer.

However, the report adds that the Hammers have in fact rejected the offer - despite the Dutchman being willing to halve his wages in order to join the club.

Robin van Persie - Arsenal

Van Persie, 32, joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United last summer, and hit 20 goals in all competitions during his first season for the Turkish side.

He now seems willing to return to England, having hit 132 goals in 277 games for Arsenal and 58 goals in 105 for Manchester United - but West Ham don't seem keen on offering him a return to the Premier League.

Robin Van Persie celebrates after scoring the third goal for Manchester United

It's claimed that Van Persie, who earns £240,000-a-week at Fenerbahce, was willing to slash his wages by more than half in order to facilitate a move to the Olympic Stadium, but West Ham still said no.

Instead, it's suggested that West Ham are prioritising a move for AC Milan hitman Carlos Bacca, who is three years Van Persie's junior - and that could be a main factor for the Hammers.

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