Rooney attracting Barca interest

Wayne Rooney’s future at Old Trafford looks increasingly uncertain after Barcelona joined rivals Real Madrid and Chelsea for his signature, according to The Sun.

Rooney’s situation will remain unclear until he has talks with new Manchester United boss David Moyes this week and if the pair agree to go separate ways then Barca are reportedly ready to make a £25m swoop for the England international.

The Catalan giants are already resigned to losing forward David Villa – with both Arsenal and Spurs chasing the 31-year-old – and although they’ve already spent £49m on Brazil sensation Neymar this summer Rooney is still on Tito Vilanova’s radar.

Madrid were frontrunners to sign the United forward as replacement for departing forward Gonzalo Higuain but their Liga rivals appear to have rocked their plans.

Rooney has had an unsettled few months in Manchester and demanded an apology last week after it was revealed he didn’t hand in a second transfer request this spring. However, having played a bit part during United’s title run-in the 27-year-old may be sacrificed this summer to free up space in Moyes’ new-look forward line.

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