Spanish giants Real Madrid are closely monitoring tricky attacker Robin van Persie, currently under contract with Premier League outfit Arsenal, according to a report in Marca.
The Blancos are in the market for attacking reinforcements due to the expected departure of club legend Raul and newly appointed head coach Jose Mourinho supposedly sees Van Persie as the perfect replacement.
Van Persie has been under contract with Arsenal ever since he joined the Gunners from Feyenoord in the summer of 2004. The forward has made well over 100 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.
However, the Dutch international has yet to win his first league title with the London side and could therefore be tempted to move on in order to win silverware at another club.
The report suggests that Real Madrid are currently preparing a €42.5 million offer for the highly rated attacker.
Van Persie is currently playing at the 2010 World Cup with Netherlands and will lock horns with Brazil in the quarter-finals later today.
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