Barca: We are NOT going to sign Van Persie
Published 15:35 24/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Barcelona have today confirmed that they will not be bidding for Robin van Persie this summer, snuffing out rumours that Holland star could be on his way to the Camp Nou next season.
The Arsenal captain, who was this morning named Footballer of the Year by the PFA and the FWA, is out of contract with the north London side at the end of next season.
Rumours linking him with Barca went into overdrive last week after he was spotted at the same hotel Barcelona were staying at prior to their Champions League clash with Chelsea.
But club spokesman Toni Freixa ruled out a transfer this summer when talking on talkSPORT.
“For Barça, any good player is of interest – and van Persie is a great player. But [we have] no intention of signing him for now,” said Freixa.
“He came to our hotel in London because he is Dutch and so is Ibrahim Afellay. They had a coffee together. He didn’t come to see us and there was no conversation.”