Real Madrid are willing to offer Manchester United star Wayne Rooney a massive £10 million-a-year.

The Sun says it is well known that Real president Florentino Perez has targeted Manchester United striker Rooney, 24.

Incoming Real coach Jose Mourinho said yesterday: "I would love to manage Wayne Rooney, as much for his talent as a player as for his mentality.

"But my friend Sir Alex Ferguson can be calm because it's impossible."

Madrid are desperate to snap up the biggest name in English football and Mourinho has clearly sent a very public message.

Old Trafford gaffer Ferguson has already lost Cristiano Ronaldo, who went to the Bernabeu last summer for a world-record £80million fee.

Top Madrid sources say Perez wants Rooney and is preparing a mega-bucks bid as well as a whopping £10m-a-year salary.