Real Madrid are ready to revive interest in unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. The People says Carlo Ancelotti will offer Rooney an escape route if he takes over as Real Madrid boss.

Real president Florentino Perez is determined to bring in Double-winning Chelsea boss Ancelotti - a big Rooney fan - to succeed Stamford Bridge-bound Jose Mourinho.

Ancelotti's current employers, Paris Saint-German, are fighting to keep the Italian.

But Perez is determined to get his man - and start rebuilding at the Spanish giants, with a £25million move for Rooney on the cards.

Real do not want to lose United old boy Cristiano Ronaldo, so an exchange deal is not on the agenda.