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Big spending Monaco looking to lure Rooney

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Wayne Rooney’s fans could soon see him playing in Ligue 1 very soon, and this time it’s not PSG that we are talking about. Newly promoted and well backed AS Monaco have been linked with every single striker out there in the market place, and it was only a matter of time before they saw some Rooney action.

According to reports emerging out of France, Russian billionaire and business tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev, who owns the club, is looking to spend big this summer in order to build a formidable team for Monaco. The Russian is also reported to be looking for a new face to replace manager Claudio Ranieri, and former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is high on wishlist.

With Monaco, having been promoted back to Ligue 1, the signs are all there for Rybolovlev to splash some serious cash to make the team firstly qualify for the Champions League, and establish themselves as title contenders, much like Paris St. Germain, who ended their 19 year Ligue 1 title drought this season. Our very own Wayne Rooney could be the man to lead Monaco to the promised land. The forward still has at least a couple of years of top level football left in him, and could play an important role for the French outfit, who are also on the lookout for the signatures of Alexis Sanchez and Radamel Falcao this summer.

However, despite their desire to build a quality squad, and perhaps quite crucially, their ability to offer some serious tax concessions, Monaco are likely to fend off some fierce competition from European bigwigs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and maybe even domestic rivals PSG, if they are serious about bagging the 27 year old.

Rooney, the alienated Manchester United striker, has been facing tough times after losing favour with outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The forward, who has not had an ideal season, having played out of his preferred position, was left out of the team for the match against Swansea. He also missed the match against West Brom, to be with his wife Coleen during her childbirth, but according to news reports, the decision might have been fuelled by an expected omission from the squad.

Although incoming manager David Moyes is reportedly keen on keeping the England international at Old Trafford, a transfer for the forward looks very much on the cards, this summer.