United left to Roo Falcao interest

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Wayne RooneyPA PhotosWayne Rooney could end up at PSG next season if Radamel Falcao joins United

Wayne Rooney could find himself looking for a club in the summer if Manchester United's links with Radamel Falcao turn out to be more than speculation. According to the Mirror, United may do a U-turn on their assurance that Rooney isn't going anywhere and could cash in on the demand for the England international. Reports emerged on Wednesday that United have entered the race for Atletico forward Falcao, with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea also in the frame to sign the Colombian.

His hefty price tag, which is expected to be reduced from the £50 million buy-out clause in his contract, could force the Red Devils to search for funds and free up space in their frontline. It is unlikely that Robin van Persie, Rooney and Falcao would all fit into Sir Alex Ferguson's starting line-up and it is believed Rooney will pay the price for an overload of talent. PSG will become the frontrunners for Rooney's signature, with the French club already claiming they would be prepared to make a big-money bid for the 27-year-old.

On the managerial front, Neil Warnock emerged as a contender to replace Danny Wilson at Sheffield United just hours after the Blades boss was axed. The Mirror reports Wilson's sacking has paved the way for Warnock to return to Bramall Lane. Despite the links, Warnock insisted he will not be returning to United after being fired by Leeds last week.

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