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Real Madrid to unsettle Rooney contract talks at Man Utd

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is on Real Madrid's 2010 shopping list.

Marca says Real are ready to sign one of the best young strikers in the game as they prepare for life after Raul and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Florentino Perez's board has a three-man shortlist, comprising of Atletico Madrid ace Sergio Aguero, Valencia striker David Villa and Rooney - with the priority in that order.

Where Aguero has a buyout clause of £50 million and Villa one worth £100 million, Rooney's contract does not boast any such option - and Real management are aware he will be seeking a pay-rise in the New Year.

Rooney is expected to open new contract talks with United well before the 2010 World Cup.

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