Transfer daily: Van Persie on the way out at Man Utd

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
End of the road for Van Persie at Man Utd
End of the road for Van Persie at Man Utd

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is known for his ruthless streak and if today's reports are accurate, Robin van Persie could be next on his chopping block.

Van Gaal made Van Persie skipper of his Dutch team that reach the semi-finals of the World Cup finals last summer, but his friendship with the striker who has struggled to stay fit this season may count for little next summer.

The Daily Star are reporting that Van Persie's days at Old Trafford will be numbered this summer, as Van Gaal looks to bring in a more youthful goal getting to work alongside Wayne Rooney.

With Radamel Falcao also certain to leave United after his unsuccessful loan spell from Monaco, it seems that Van Gaal will be in the market for a big name striker this summer and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani is reported to be the man in the frame.

What seems certain is that this is going to be another big summer of spending at United, with Mats Hummels and Memphis Depay also very much on Van Gaal's radar, as reported on Saturday night.

The Daily Mail's revelations that Real Madrid are monitoring the contract dispute between Liverpool and Raheem Sterling will do little to ease the mood of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who has faced claims that he is fending off a dressing room revolt following Saturday's 4-1 drubbing at Arsenal.

Everton winger Kevin Kevin Mirallas is back in the transfer gossip columns, with Tottenham and West Ham said to be tracking the Spaniard according to the Daily Mirror.

Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up a summer move for out-of-favour Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

One flaw to that story must be that Wenger rarely signs players later in their careers, with 29-year-old Cabaye hardly a long term solution what is an already crowded collection of midfield players he has at his disposal.