Lazio dismiss link with Manchester United's Robin van Persie

Image: Robin Van Persie: Not joining Lazio

Lazio have ruled out a move for Manchester United forward Robin van Persie, saying he is "outside of their parameters".

Van Persie, who is tied to United for another season, was spotted in Rome this week, leading to speculation that he could join Lazio.

However, Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has told Lazio Style Radio: "On Van Persie, all I can say is that I respect him as a striker but unfortunately, he is outside our parameters. There has never been a meeting, this is gossip, not transfer news.

"We don't want to create illusions, this is not true."

Van Persie moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal in the summer of 2012 and scored 26 goals and made eight assists in 38 Premier League appearances in his first season at old Trafford.

The Holland captain has struggled to show the same form the past two years, scoring 12 league goals in the 2013-14 campaign and just 10 this season.

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Van Persie claimed last week while on international duty with Holland that he needed to evaluate his future.

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Lazio, coached by Stefano Pioli, finished third in Serie A to assure themselves of a spot in next season's Champions League qualifying round.

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