Anzhi Makhachkala will triple Robin van Persie's wages to convince him to leave Arsenal.

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.