Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is reportedly set for contract talks at the club, as the Gunners attempt to secure his long-term future.
The Dutchman’s stay at the Emirates has been the subject of some debate, with both Inter and Barcelona reportedly interested in signing the 25-year-old.
However, the Mail on Sunday claims that Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis will speak with the player’s advisers this week in a bid to seal a deal.
The report claims that Arsenal are willing to offer van Persie a four-year contract, worth £80,000 a week, in a bid to keep him at the club.
The striker has appeared reluctant to sign on and is believed to want assurances that Arsenal will remain competitive, and strengthen their squad this summer, before he commits.
The Dutch striker has been a huge hit at Arsenal since joining back in 2004 from Feyenoord.
The 25-year-old hit 16 goals in 38 games last season as the Gunners finished an inconsistent season, a distant fourth in the Premier League.
Van Persie is expected to head off on holiday shortly, but manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful he will sign a new contract before he packs his suitcase.
Gill Clark, Goal.com