Manchester United star Robin van Persie is set to leave as Lazio eye him as Miroslav Klose’s replacement, according to Daily Star.
Lazio star striker Miroslav Klose is expected to join MLS side and the Serie A outfit will be then short of strikers.
The Daily Star report earlier today that the deal has been agreed between both the sides. The fee is around 10 million pounds.
Robin van Persie who won Premier League title with Manchester United failed to shine in the last season due to injuries. With Man United in search of a new striker it was already expected that the Dutchman will leave.
The 31-year-old netted 10 goals in 27 appearances in the Premier League.
The former Arsenal man has only a year left and United have no plans to give him a new deal, if they failed to sell him this summer then he will be going on a further cheap price in the winter window or may on a free transfer next summer.
Lazio have offered Robin van Persie a four year deal but the wages will not be half of what he has been earning at Old Trafford.
Van Persie has scored 57 goals in 105 games for the Red Devils inn all competitions.
Columnist: Simon Oates