Manchester United may subsidise Robin van Persie's wages to move him to a new club in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
Louis van Gaal is looking to add fresh legs to his front line and believes that Van Persie has run his time down at Old Trafford, where he arrived in 2012. The striker has won the Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson but has failed to live up to expectations following the legend's departure and is unlikely to make the starting XI in the upcoming season.
The Red Devils have already announced the departure of Radamel Falcao, after the Colombian had a disappointing year with United, having come on loan from Ligue One side Monaco. Therefore, should Van Persie leave, it will leave United with only one quality striker in Wayne Rooney up front, which would be a massive mistake given United's progress further in the Champions League next season.
However, his £200,000 ($306,000) a week salary at Old Trafford has distanced clubs from his signature, including the likes of Lazio and Juventus, who were reported to be interested in signing him. United are looking to "maybe pay a part of the wages" in the Dutchman's next club so that they can let him leave a year before his contract expires in 2016.
United finished the season in fourth spot, three places better off than last year under David Moyes, who was unceremoniously sacked midway through the season.
The 20-time champions are likely to splurge yet again in the market, with the departing Dutchman stating that Van Gaal will delve in the market yet again to strengthen his squad and challenge for the title next season. United have already completed the signing of Memphis Depay and are on the lookout for other players who can add some much needed quality to their squad.