Manchester City will not make an approach for Wayne Rooney in the summer, according to reports in The Sun.
The Premier League Champions are one of only a handful of clubs who could afford the striker, who has been linked with a move away from United after being left out of the starting line up in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
Rooney was linked with a move across Manchester back in 2010, before signing a new five year deal with the Red Devils.
However, City are more likely to pursue other targets including Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, and Edison Cavani of Napoli.
Meanwhile, former Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren expects the England international to stay at Old Trafford.
The 51 year old told Sky Sports News that there are “only four or five” options realistically available for Rooney, who he is sure will not want to move on.
Elsewhere, Italian newspaper Tuttosport has reported that Serie A Champions Juventus are keen on signing Portuguese winger Nani.
The 26 year old, who was sent off in controversial circumstances on Tuesday evening, has a year remaining on his current contract and has yet to agree a new deal.