Robin van Persie may not find it as easy as he imagined to leave Fenerbahce this summer due to the wages he’s demanding.

The former Arsenal skunk is said to want to leave the country due to the political situation there and has already been linked with a move to Stoke. While Barcelona are also rumoured to be interested, they only want him as fourth choice striker, and this is so funny I decided not to bother ruining it by investigating in case I found something that contradicted this story.

But these aren’t the only clubs linked with a move for the 35-year-old. O Jogo in Portugal also report that Sporting would quite like him – if it wasn’t for his wages.

Manager, Jorge Jesus said, “Van Persie interests any team, he is a great player. Now, when you talk about a great player like Messi … of course it matters. But if they knew how much Van Persie earns a year … That’s a joke.

“It is an impossible dream. Indeed, it is an impossible dream for many clubs. Turkey was still possible, but now is speculation.

“Obviously I would like him to come. But in this case, Sporting would have to sell the stadium to sell everything.”

That’s how much he’s asking.