There are shocked faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed by the Daily Mail that La Liga giants Barcelona could well be set to join the race for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney this summer.
The saga over the forward’s future is certainly keeping us entertained here in the tavern and is threatening to turn into a summer long battle that will rival even that of Cesc Fabregas.
Now it seems that not only are Chelsea and Real Madrid considering a swoop for the player but so to are Catalan giants Barcelona.
The La Liga champions are looking to strengthen their squad after a shocking defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last term and are determined to bounce back stronger than ever next season.
Add to this the fact that current forward David Villa could well be on his way this summer and a move for Rooney is not out of the question.
Rooney for his part would prefer to stay in England and link up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea should he decide to leave Old Trafford this summer and given the Blues’ obvious need for a forward and one that is proven in the Premier League, that is not out of the question either.
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