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Manchester City Prefer South American Pair Over Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney

Premier League Champions believe other targets to be superior to Old Trafford striker.

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Manchester City are not keen on bringing Wayne Rooney to the Etihad Stadium according to The Sun.

The Premier League Champions have been linked with the England striker after he was dropped by Sir Alex Ferguson for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

Rooney found himself on the bench, with Nani and Daniel Welbeck being preferred in the starting eleven, prompting speculation Rooney could be set for a summer exit.

The player’s wages and the transfer fee he would command means only Europe’s wealthiest clubs could be in contention for his signature, placing Manchester City in the frame.

But the Citizens have revealed they have other priorities for the summer transfer window.

City boss Roberto Mancini reportedly believes Napoli’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani to be a superior player to the England star as he has surged to the top of the Serie A scoring charts this season.

Cavani is unlikely to come cheap though, and Mancini has already identified an alternative should City find themselves priced out of a move.

Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao is being followed closely, and could provide a cheaper, although only slightly, should Napoli remain determined to hold on to Cavani.

Falcao has been in great form for his side, firing them into a lofty second placed position in La Liga.


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