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Barcelona show interest in unsettled Rooney

ESPN staff
June 25, 2013
Wayne Rooney is set to meet David Moyes this week © PA Photos

Barcelona are prepared to enter into a bidding war with Real Madrid and Chelsea for Wayne Rooney, according to a report in the Sun.

Rooney is due to hold more talks with new Manchester United boss David Moyes this week but a number of clubs are poised to strike if he cannot be persuaded to stay.

"Rooney is precisely the type of attacker that would fit perfectly into the system," the newspaper quoted a Barcelona insider as saying. "Defence starts from the front at Barca and Rooney works harder than anyone.

"His first touch, movement, control and vision are phenomenal and if he comes on the market then the club are certain to try to sign him."

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