According to reports coming out of England, Chelsea have identified former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie as a short term solution to their attacking woes. Such a move however will depend upon the club’s ability to secure Alexandre Pato’s loan move to Stamford Bridge in the coming days.
With Loic Remy set to be loaned out of Chelsea this month, reports claim that Guus Hiddink could sign Robin van Persie on a 6 month loan period in order to bolster their attack. The Dutch striker has failed to adjust at Fenerbahce following his exit from Manchester United last summer.
Chelsea moving for Van Persie on a short-term deal
As reported by the Daily Express, Chelsea have identified Robin van Persie as a potential target, with Loic Remy moving out of Stamford Bridge.
The report claims: “Chelsea, with Radamel Falcao still injured, want a striker as back up to first choice front man Diego Costa. With a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Alex Teixeira now looking unlikely during this window and with Liverpool also strongly in for him, doubts about Pato’s fitness and form last week led to Chelsea moving for Van Persie on a short-term deal.”
Van Persie identified as a back-up option
However, the report claims that any move for the former Manchester United striker will depend upon Chelsea’s ability to complete Pato’s loan transfer. The Brazilian striker is reportedly set to sign a six month deal at Chelsea following a medical assessment which will see him earn £30,000 a week in wages.
Robin Van Persie has failed to establish himself in Turkey and will benefit from a move back to England with Euro 2016 round the corner. Sources at Sky Sports claim that it would take an ‘extraordinary offer’ from the Blues to bring the Dutch striker back to England. The Dutchman endured a horrid season under Louis van Gaal before leaving Manchester United last summer. His lacklustre performance in his last season at United could however dissuade Chelsea as he failed to have an impact in front of the goal.