Manchester City

£50m ONO For Rooney

Another thought to cram into that dripping sponge of his... Money at City

If anyone cared (for just one second) to turn away from the Liverpool ownership saga this week, they might have noticed that Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson have fallen out big time – a seemingly irreparable state of affairs.

After Saturday’s tragic 2-2 draw at home to surprise package West Bromwich Albion, it was evident that new blood was needed desperately. However, with the parlous financial situation at Manchester United, there is always a sale needed before purchase, and in United’s worst fear they may find salvation.

Several rumours of rivals MANCHESTER CITY joining Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race to sign Rooney have become apparent over the past couple of days, and have been spread by various sources.

With City by sheer contrast to United having all the money they could wish for, they may try their luck and sign Rooney to partner ex-teammate Carlos Tevez, provided that the latter survives the transfer window.

The planned initial offer is said to be around £50 million, but in these early stages, nothing is concrete – except for Wayne Rooney’s inevitable and conspicuous absence. Surely it is only a matter of time.

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