The Daily Star says Van Persie is a £20m target for Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala.
The new rich kids of world football have already signed Yuri Zhirkov and Samuel Eto’o, who is on £345,000 a week.
Now they are plotting a January swoop for Van Persie as part of billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov’s master plan for global supremacy.
Arsenal’s strict wage structure means Van Persie could earn three times more with a move to Russia.
The 26-year-old has won nothing for six years with Arsenal, who have made a woeful start to the season.