Fenerbahce boss says there is no truth in Van Persie to Barca links

Fenerbahce boss Vitor Pereira insists there is no truth in reports linking striker Robin van Persie with a shock move to Barcelona.

Van Persie only joined the Turkish side in the summer from Manchester United in a £3.8million deal, but has not enjoyed a happy time in Turkey with reports suggesting he could soon be on the move.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker is reportedly wanted by Barca as a back-up to Lionel Messi.

However, Pereira insists he has no knowlege of any interest from the Spanish giants in the 32-year-old and wants him to remain as part of his squad.

"I have no problem with Van Persie," Pereira told the official Fenerbahce website.

"I have no information about a transfer. I am pleased with him."