Barcelona tongues are wagging over claims Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney asked ex-teammate Gerard Pique about Nou Camp life. El Mundo Deportivo says Rooney has asked Pique about what it's like playing for Barca - and coach Pep Guardiola - along with information on his teammates.
Rooney has been linked with Real Madrid in the past week as the Spanish press caught wind of United's financial dramas.
However, it's understood if the England ace was to leave United, he would choose Barca ahead of Real, where another former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, has urged him to make the move to Madrid.
Tito Vilanova, Barca's assistant coach, is a huge fan of Rooney and if it came down to a choice involving the likes of Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) and David Villa (Valencia), he would take the England ace every time.