Euro giants to deny transfer requests for ex-Arsenal, Manchester United hitman

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Fenerbahce have confirmed that they will not be allowing Robin van Persie to leave in the January transfer window.

The Dutch hitman moved to Turkey during the summer after being deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester United.

However, he isn’t happy with life outside the starting XI in Istanbul, as has been heavily linked with a move back to his homeland, and boyhood club Feyenoord.

Any aspiration van Persie might have had of returning to Rotterdam looks set to be denied, with the Turkish giants making the following announcement on their homepage.

“Over the last few days there have been many transfer rumours about Robin van Persie in the media. However, these are not aligned with the player’s motivations.

“We have no plans to sell him and he wants to stay with us too. He is a valuable member of our squad and will continue to play for us.”

RVP has started only seven matches in the Super Lig this season—coming on as a substitute in a further four matches. To date, the 32-year-old has scored four goals and contributed one assist.

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The forward, who has over 100 appearances for the Dutch national team, won the Premier League title with Manchester United in 2013.

However, his time at Arsenal was marked with underachievement, and he has only one FA Cup and the 2004 Charity Shield to show for eight years in North London.

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