Paris St Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti believes several clubs are interested in signing Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, but has ruled out a move for the Dutchman.
Van Persie revealed last week he would not be signing a new contract at the north London club, however his immediate future, with a year remaining on his current deal, is still to be discussed.
The revelation has sparked a host of rumours concerning Van Persie's next move, with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United both reportedly interested in signing the Gunners forward, who finished as last season's Premier League top scorer.
Both Barcelona and PSG are also understood to have expressed an interest, but the Ligue 1 runners-up have ruled themselves out of a move for Van Persie having already invested heavily ahead of the new season.
"Robin van Persie is not our target but I think there are a number of other clubs who are interested in him," Ancelotti said.
Backed by Qatar investment Authority, PSG, having being piped to the Ligue 1title by Montpellier, are forming a squad which they hope can regain domestic dominance and challenge in the Champions League.
The club have already recruited Napoli's Ezequiel Lavezzi and came close to securing a move for AC Milan defender Thiago Silva.
Such is the club's financial power that Ancelotti's admission that Van Persie is not on their radar is a boost to Arsenal's hopes of keeping the 28 year old, however the former Chelsea manager has revealed other clubs have retained an interest.
Van Persie sighted a difference of opinion over Arsenal's future with manager Arsene Wenger and chief-executive Ivan Gazidis but said he would discuss his immediate future upon his return from holiday.
Meanwhile, former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein thinks Van Persie will leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having refused to commit his future to the club.
"He has had such a wonderful season and he's been there eight years. He's the club captain, he means a lot to the club and to the fans," he said.
"Once a player comes out and says something like that it's normally the prelude to a departure. But no doubt they will do all they can to try and keep him and make sure he sees out his last year.
"All I would hope, for the stability of the club, is whether he stays or whether he goes, it happens quickly. You don't want to see what happened last year when you had Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas stringing it out.
"Clubs this week are going back for pre-season training. You want to have a settled squad. I hope that whatever happens with Robin, it happens quickly."