Man City owner Sheikh Mansour targets Man Utd ace Rooney dream signing
The Sunday Mirror says the relationship between Rooney and manager Sir Alex Ferguson is broken beyond repair.
Rooney wanted United to double his current £100,000-a-week basic salary before the row with Ferguson blew up.
Rooney has always indicated that he is not attracted by a move abroad and has also said that a London lifestyle does not appeal because he likes being close to his Liverpool roots.
That would appear to put cash-rich City in pole position to strike another devastating blow on their bitter rivals.
Owner Sheikh Mansour is desperate to sign another stellar name following Robinho’s failure to make an impact at Eastlands - and Rooney fits the bill.
Rooney was impressed by the hero’s welcome given to Carlos Tevez 18 months ago when he quit United to join the City revolution.
A Rooney move to City would be the ultimate act of revenge on Ferguson.