Real Madrid are considering a move in signing Manchester United striker Robin van Persie this summer, according to Goal.com.
The Dutch international has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford and has not been handed a new deal. Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward admitted that players with one year on their contract will be handed a new deal.
The Spanish capital club already have United striker Javier Hernandez on-loan. The Mexican international is set for a summer exit and it is unlikely that Real would make the loan deal permanent. He is attracting interest from Major League Soccer side Orlando City.
Apart from Hernandez, Real have Karim Benzema as the only other striker in the squad. They were knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus in the semifinal and the La Liga giants are looking to bolster their squad for the next season.
Real have identified Van Persie as the player to join the French international in bolstering their strike force in the summer transfer window. The former Arsenal star has featured in 26 games and scored 10 goals in the league this term.
Van Persie has failed to be the main striker under Louis van Gaal as the Dutchman has turned his attention to club captain Wayne Rooney. Injuries coupled with poor form have taken a hit on the 31-year-old's form.
Furthermore, Real have already made contact to find out the availability of the player. They believed a bid of £12m ($18.8m) will be sufficient for United to part ways with their frontman. Van Persie is not the only player, whose future at Old Trafford remains uncertain.
On-loan striker from AS Monaco Radamel Falcao has struggled to find form and it is unlikely the 20-times English champions could make his deal permanent. United are already looking for alternatives as they look to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.
Real are also interested in signing United keeper David De Gea and the reports suggest the player has already agreed personal terms with Real. The Spaniard is closing in on returning to Madrid after Van Gaal admitted the club have already started identifying replacements for the goalkeeper.