Bookmakers suspend betting on Man Utd's Robin van Persie transfer

British bookmakers have suspended betting on Robin van Persie following reports linking the Netherlands international with a move to Fenerbahce.

Earlier today confirmed that Van Persie was nearing a move to Fenerbahce after reaching an agreement with the Super Lig outfit.

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SkyBet suspended betting on Robin van Persie joining a new club before the end of the transfer market shortly after.

Sky Bet’s Chris Spicer said: “We already held Fenerbahce as clear favourites to sign Van Persie but recent media reports seem to have sparked more intense interest, with the one-sided nature of the money forcing us to pull the market.

“Van Persie has been odds-on to leave Manchester United since the transfer window re-opened and it now looks like his destination has been settled.”

Van Persie failed to replicate his 2012-13 Premier League championship-winning form over the last league campaign.

The Dutch international has admitted that he could leave the club this summer in pursuit of first team football ahead of the European Championships.

Van Persie provided three assists and scored 12 goals in 31 appearances for Manchester United last season. The 31-year-old has scored 49 goals in 98 games for the Netherlands national team.

Fenerbahce booked a place in the Champions League play-off round after finishing the Super Lig in second place last season.