Van Persie dismisses Real Madrid links

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2012, 14:12 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Robin Van Persie has quashed reports claiming that he desires to join Real Madrid but Arsenal won’t allow him to enter any such negotiations.

“Contrary to reports in Spain I have NEVER spoken to Marca newspaper and never gave any interview. Enjoy your day.” Van Persie wrote on his twitter account.

A Spanish daily ran a front page story claiming that the Dutch had expressed his desire to play for Real Madrid but his club was unwilling to let him go.

Reacting furiously to the reports being published about his striker, Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger had claimed that the story was false and is a creative handiwork of Spanish press.

You should ask Robin van Persie. In Spain they are very creative. They’ve created another story. They don’t care.” He was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.