Man United tell Rooney to hand in transfer request while Arsenal and Man City compete for Fiorentina forward

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WAYNE Rooney has been told he must hand in a transfer request if he wants to leave Manchester united, as Arsenal and Man City both chase the same striker.

The Daily Star today reports Arsenal and Manchester City could compete to sign forward Stevan Jovetic after Fiorentina hinted they were open to selling the 23-year-old for the right price.

Both teams are looking for a new frontman, and have been also linked with Rooney in the past.

And the Daily Mail today reports that the 27-year-old must submit a written transfer request if he wants to leave Old Trafford.

Other transfer stories:

Chelsea are planning a £10m bid for Roma’s Italy international Daniele De Rossi, 29, as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen the Blues’ midfield. Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, admits he misses former club Manchester United - but has ruled out an imminent return to Old Trafford. Full story: the Guardian

Meanwhile, the Spanish giants have put their bid to lure Tottenham star Gareth Bale, 23, on hold - for this summer at least. Full story: Marca

Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace are waiting to find out whether new Manchester United manager David Moyes is willing to let Wilfried Zaha return to Selhurst Park on loan. Fulham and West Ham are also keen on the England international, 20. Full story: Daily Mirror

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign Tottenham’s England midfielder Scott Parker, 32, as the Hoops aim to secure an immediate return to the Premier League. Full story: London Evening Standard

Chelsea are considering whether to make an improved offer for goalkeeper John Ruddy, 26, after Norwich turned down a £5m bid earlier this week. Full story: the Guardian

Manchester City’s second-choice goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, 26, is set to stay at the club after being told he is part of new boss Manuel Pellegrini’s plans. Full story: Manchester Evening News

Premier League new boys Hull are considering a move for out-of-favour Stoke midfielder Wilson Palacios. The Honduras international, 28, played under Tigers boss Steve Bruce at both Birmingham and Wigan. Full story: Hull Daily Mail

Manchester City want to sign Sevilla and Spain striker Alvaro Negredo, 27. The deal could cost up to £28m. Full story: Daily Express

Championship side Blackpool are keen on signing Scotland defender Christophe Berra, 28, following his release by recently relegated Wolves. Full story: Blackpool Gazette