Barcelona rules out summer move for Arsenal star

The 28-year-old’s current contract with Arsenal is set to expire at the end of next season and the striker has recently been strongly linked with a summer move away from the Emirates Stadium.

But Barcelona club spokesman Toni Freixa insists that the Spanish side will not make a move for the Dutchman.

“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,” Freixa told The Sport Review.

“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.”