England star’s future in the north west is still very much open to debate.
Spanish giants Real Madrid are lining up a stunning move to bring unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, says the Sunday Mirror.
Los Blancos have just parted company with head coach Jose Mourinho, with Paris Saint-Germain trainer Carlo Ancelotti expected to shortly be named as the ‘Special One’s’ successor in the Spanish capital.
And it is understood that the former Parma, Juventus, AC Milan and Chelsea manager will try to lure the England international to Madrid by taking advantage of the current uncertainty surrounding the 27-year-old’s future with the Red Devils.
Rooney, who has a contract at United that runs until 30 June 2015, had reportedly asked for a transfer away from the north west last month, although that has subsequently been denied by the attacker and his camp.
However, either way Ancelotti is thought to be still keen to test the waters at United when his appointment at the Bernabeu is finally confirmed, with the Italian having not forgotten Rooney’s 37 Premier League strikes in just 60 outings during his two-year coaching spell in England.