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Everton's Rodwell aware of Man Utd interest

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to bid for Everton defender Jack Rodwell.

The Daily Star Sunday says Rodwell, 18, is currently playing in Sweden with the England Under-21 side and scored the equaliser against Germany on Tuesday to secure top spot in their group.

He bossed the midfield to show why the likes of Ferguson and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger were sniffing before he signed a five-year deal in February.

Ironically, after the match Rodwell revealed his idol is United's England defender Rio Ferdinand.

A source close to the players in Sweden said: "United's interest in Jack is all the talk. We're speaking big money here."

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