Barcelona are ready to make a shock move for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie. Convinced the Dutchman is unsettled at the crisis club, Barca chiefs are making their interest public ahead of the January market.

Closely connected Sport reports Barca are keeping tabs on Van Persie's situation and are ready to try and lure him away from Old Trafford next month.

Barca coach Tata Martino has informed his board he wants a new striker signed in January and would love to bring a player of Van Persie's calibre to the Nou Camp.

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