Barcelona plan bid for Arsenal striker Van Persie

Barcelona are chasing Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.

Barcelona are chasing Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.

The Daily Mail says Van Persie fits the left-sided attacking role Barca would be seeking.

The Dutch international is contracted until 2011 but would find the chance to join the team many observers feel are playing the best football in Europe hard to resist.

Van Persie would link up with Alexander Hleb who joined Barcelona from Arsenal earlier this year.

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