Van Gaal is understood to be ready to listen to offers for his 31-year-old former Holland captain and has lined up the PSG striker high on his shopping list.
Manchester United are set to offload Robin van Persie this summer as Louis van Gaal will look to revamp his squad.
Manager Van Gaal is said to be ready to ditch his fellow Dutchman, with the Old Trafford giants willing to listen to offers for the 31-year-old forward.
Van Persie has just one more full season left on his contract and United have made no moves to extend the Dutchman’s deal by a further 12 months, with a view to a summer sale.
Van Gaal has already identified potential targets to replace the former Holland skipper, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani understood to be at the top of Van Gaala s wanted list.
Van Persie, currently sidelined with an ankle injury, has failed to match the exploits of his debut season at United when he bagged 30 goals under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex Ferguson signed Van Persie from Arsenal for A?24million in 2012, that goal-haul helped Sir Alex Ferguson win a 13th Premier League title in his farewell season before standing down as manager.
But injuries and poor form have prevented Van Persie reproducing the form that saw become the best striker in the premier League and the club are now ready to cut their losses on him.
Last season, Van Persie scored 18 goals as United finished seventh under doomed boss David Moyes. This term, under Louis Van Gaal, he has netted just 10 times.
Despite their close relationship, formed when Van Gaal was Holland boss and made Van Persie captain of their country, the United boss is prepared to ditch the forward for the good of the team.
Van Persie has spent the last six weeks in the treatment table with a ligament damage and , according to Van Gaal, is unlikely to be fit for Sundaya s huge Premier League clash with neighbours and rivals Manchester City.
However United have flourished rather than struggled without him in the side,winning five successive games to move closer to a top-four finish and an immediate return to the Champions League after missing out this season.
Against that backdrop, the former Arsenal star has become a peripheral figure at Old Trafford and could now move back to Dutch Eredivisie where he has expressed a desire to end his career.