Man Utd striker Robin Van Persie expected in Istanbul by end of week

Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is expected in Istanbul by the end of the week ahead of completing his transfer to Fenerbahçe a close source told

United are on the verge of reaching an agreement with Fenerbahçe over the Dutch star’s transfer fee.

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As reported by’s Emre Sarıgül and the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson on Saturday United and Fenerbahçe have been locked in negotiations over reaching a final deal.

The Yellow Canaries had already reached an agreement-in-principle for Van Persie last week and he is ready to sign a three-year deal.

Van Persie would become the eight player to join Fenerbahçe should he join from United.

The 31-year-old would not be the only former United player in the team however, as Nani completed a three-year move on Monday for a €6 million fee becoming the Yellow Canaries seventh transfer of the summer.