Thursday March 7 2013
Inter and Juve in Rooney chase

Wayne Rooney is thought to be on the market for Manchester United, so Inter and Juventus are reviving their interest in the striker.

The England international was surprisingly left on the bench for Tuesday’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

Speculation has been rife that this means a split is imminent and several British newspapers are confident he will be released for around £20m.

While Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG and Anzhi are all thought to be interested in Rooney, Serie A clubs are also to be included.

Inter have long been admirers of the former Everton star and could well invest over the summer, especially after Diego Milito’s season-ending injury and the sale of Wesley Sneijder to Galatasaray.

Juventus have already snapped up Fernando Llorente on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao for next season.

They are still on the look-out for a so-called ‘top player’ in attack, so Rooney would be a big coup as they aim to make themselves Champions League mainstays.