Madrid claims emerge of Rooney suspending Man Utd contract talks

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is being linked with a shock move to Real Madrid.

Madrid-based AS says it is Rooney, not United, who has suspended new contract talks as he considers his future in England.

The striker has just over 18 months left on his current deal and is seriously considering whether to stay with United.

Real president Florentino Perez has never hid his admiration for Rooney - nor has coach Jose Mourinho, who confessed to AS today: "I'd love to work with Rooney."

The revelation that it was Rooney who asked his reps to suspend contract talks has sparked talk that Real will make a bold move for the striker.

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