Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy is set to choose Galatasaray ahead of Premiership offers.

The Sunday Mirror says the Dutch ace, who is not a regular in the new-look Real Madrid line-up, has been given until this Wednesday to make up his mind.

The ex-Manchester United striker had been linked to ­a return to England and Stoke City have already made an ­official approach for him.

Tottenham and Liverpool have also shown an interest.

But Galatasaray boss Rijkaard believes he can persuade his fellow Dutch countryman to sign a two-and-a-half-year deal worth £8m.

Van Nistelrooy said: "Frank called me and asked 'Do you want to come to Turkey?'

"I have to think about it ­because Galatasaray is a great club with a positive ­approach."