Rooney’s advisers are confident there will be no shortage of bidders if he does leave this summer, with United understood to be ready to consider offers in the region of £20million.
But Manchester City, who were linked with a sensational move for Rooney in 2010, do not feel he fits their needs and remain focused on their pursuit of Napoli star Edinson Cavani and Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, says the Daily Mail.
Real Madrid and Barcelona — Rooney’s preferred destinations — are both concerned by reports of issues with the England striker’s fitness and conditioning, something that has been a worry at United for some time.
They were not impressed by his performance when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side drew 1-1 in the Bernabeu last month. Sources in Spain suggest that signing a player who will be 28 in November and would demand more than £200,000-a-week is considered too much of a risk.