Real Madrid plan £50m deal for Man Utd striker

The Sun reports that Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign Rooney in the January transfer window.

Mourinho is ready to include Benzema in a cash-plus-player swoop for Rooney.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a fan of Benzema and Mourinho is ready to take advantage of that.

Madrid managing director Jorge Valdano confirmed: “Our problem is who to get rid of if Wayne Rooney comes here.

“We have a brilliant strikeforce in Ronaldo and Higuain and now we have added Ozil and Di Maria to complement them.”

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is desperate to bring in Rooney.

A source told The Sun: “Signing Wayne has become an obsession for Florentino.”