WAYNE Rooney’s future is key to Manchester United’s swoop for Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski this summer, according to reports.
Lewandowski, 24, will wait to discover whether Man United keep Rooney and Javier Hernandez before deciding whether to move to Old Trafford, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Rooney has been constantly linked with a switch to Paris St-Germain in the summer, who are also believed to be eyeing up a move for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
It’s quiet on the Sunderland and Newcastle front today, but other transfer stories include:
Tottenham are keen to sign former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 25, who has struggled to get into the team at Barcelona this season. Full story: Daily Mail
Everton boss David Moyes wants to improve his attacking options for next season with a £5m deal for FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius, 20. Full story: Daily Mirror
Fulham have opened talks about a £5.1m summer deal for Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 30. Full story: Goal.com
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has vowed to extend 28-year-old winger Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with the club beyond 2015. Full story: El Mundo (in Spanish)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola has encouraged Juventus to make an offer for the 31-year-old Paris St-Germain striker. Full story: tuttosport.com (in Italian)
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has called on his board to do all they can to keep top scorer Gary Hooper, 25. Full story: Irish Examiner