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Real Madrid boss Mourinho rivals Man Utd for Everton prospect Rodwell

Real Madrid are ready to compete with Manchester United for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.

The Daily Mail says Jose Mourinho has instructed Real Madrid spies to compile a dossier on Everton starlet Rodwell.

Manchester United are preparing a £15million bid for the versatile 19-year-old, while Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Rodwell.

But the Manchester clubs are set to be joined by Real in the race after Mourinho's intervention.

The Spanish giants have kept an eye on Rodwell since he impressed in England's run to the European Under 21 Championships final in 2009.

Mourinho is poised to reignite the Bernabeu club's interest after asking Madrid scouts to update him on Rodwell's progress.

The Portuguese manager's request underlines Rodwell's growing reputation as one of the brightest talents in Europe.

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