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Wenger hints at Rooney interest

ESPN staff
June 3, 2013
Wayne Rooney is an "interesting player", says Arsene Wenger © PA Photos

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is an "interesting player", amid uncertainty over the England international's future.

Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed at the end of last season that Rooney had a second transfer request in three years turned down by the club.

The forward is to be reunited with David Moyes this summer, with the pair having fallen out in the past, and it has been speculated whether Rooney could be sold by the new Red Devils boss.

Paris-Saint Germain and Bayern Munich have both been named as potential suitors for Rooney, as have Arsenal - with Wenger confirming he is an admirer Rooney's ability.

"Rooney could be an interesting player for everybody in the world, who would turn him down?" he told Al Jazeera.

"David Moyes' first challenge is to go in to Manchester and bridge the gap between him and Rooney. If that is feasible or not depends on his personality and if Rooney bears a grudge or not, we will see.

"It will be interesting to see how that will be handled."

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