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Friday 2 December 2016

Reds claim no fee agreed yet for Van Persie despite unveiling by Fenerbahce

Manchester United have still not agreed a fee with Fenerbahce for the transfer of Robin van Persie even though the striker has already been unveiled by the Turkish giants.

Van Persie (right) flew to Turkey on Sunday before completing a medical the following day and then agreeing terms on a three-year contract.

The 31-year-old then appeared at a grand unveiling ceremony at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Thousands of fans gathered outside Fenerbahce's stadium to welcome the striker and the player spoke of his delight at joining the club, but it is understood the deal has not been completed yet as both teams have yet to agree a fee.

United do not expect to receive a big sum for the Dutchman given that he turns 32 in three weeks' time. A figure of around £5million has been mooted for the forward, who scored just 10 goals for the club last term.

United are on the lookout for a replacement for Van Persie. Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move to Old Trafford but the striker's agent insists it would cost at least €50million (£35million) to persuade Bayern Munich to sell their striker. Tottenham frontman Harry Kane has also been linked to United.

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