Real Madrid may demand Wayne Rooney in any bid from Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Daily Star Sunday says the hot money is on a switch to Madrid for Rooney, valued at around £30m, with both Real Madrid and Chelsea easily capable of matching his £250,000-a-week wage demands.

Real's new boss Carlo Ancelotti has been a long-time admirer of Rooney and would be happy to sacrifice Ronaldo if it meant he could sign the United star.

Ronaldo would cost a cool £60m and his return to the club where he made his superstar name would delight the faithful.

It would also soften the blow of losing such an icon as Rooney, who has two years left on his current United deal.