Several sources say Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for Wayne Rooney next summer. It is believed if a offer in the region of £35 million would convince the Red Devils to sell their main striker who has been out of favor with the club in recent weeks.
A source close to Old Trafford has said a "complicated chain of events" would have to happen if Rooney was to leave the club, one of those events could be a possible return of former player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The relationship between Rooney and his manager Sir Alex Ferguson took another blow after the striker was controversially left on the bench in Tuesday's United defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Rooney believes there was more to Ferguson’s decision to drop him than tactics or any injury concerns.
This is the first time in several years that Rooney is not the focal point of the team, after Robin Van Persie joined the club in the summer of 2012.
Manchester United are monitoring the situation of Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski as they see him as a ideal replacement for Rooney. The Poland forward was expected to join Bayern Munich, but that deal is far from done after Bayern said they would have no interest in the player.