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Rooney's Anzhi link

MEGA-RICH Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala would consider a bid for Manchester United and England s triker Wayne Rooney.

That was the assertion of team director Roberto Carlos who was speaking ahead of their Europa League match tonight against Liverpool at Anfield.

Already among their ranks is the world's highest paid player, Samuel Eto'o, but Carlos says the club's billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov is always on the look out for more world class talent.

Asked if Anzhi would consider a bid for Rooney, former Real Madrid player Carlos said: "Why not? He's one of the best players in the world and any team would be happy to have him in their squad. He's still a very young player.

"Of course I could not say when, and if, it will happen. It's not only Anzhi who can want to buy him. There are plenty of teams in Italy and Spain, all over the world, who are eager to have a player like Rooney.

"If the owner of Anzhi has a wish to buy somebody, he will go and do it."