Speculation over the 28-year-old striker’s future has been rife, with the prolific Dutchman’s Gunners contract set to expire at the end of next season.
Van Persie fuelled rumours of a possible move to Barcelona when he visited the hotel the Catalan club were staying at in London ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Chelsea last week.
But the Dutchman, who was named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the year on Tuesday, insisted he was simply visiting his international team-mate Ibrahim Afellay.
And Barcelona board of directors spokesman Freixa has played down Van Persie’s visit and insists reports linking the striker with a move to Camp Nou are unfounded.
“For Barça, any good player is of interest – and Van Persie is a great player. But [we have] no intention of signing him for now,” Freixa told The Sport Review.
“He came to our hotel in London because he is Dutch and so is Ibrahim Afellay. They had a coffee together. He didn’t come to see us and there was no conversation.”
MORE: Man United latest news
MORE: Arsenal latest news
MORE: Chelsea latest news
MORE: Liverpool latest news