Wayne Rooney
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England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's transfer rumours have been doing the rounds ever since he expressed his wish to leave Old Trafford, and the latest club that has showed interest in him is Arsenal.

The 27-year-old footballer, who has been sidelined ever since Robin van Persie joined Manchester United, has reportedly placed transfer request to Sir Alex Ferguson before he quit team managerial post. He could well leave Old Trafford after nine years if the new coach David Moyes fails to convince him in the coming weeks.

Now, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has hinted that he would love to have Rooney in his team.

"Rooney could be an interesting player for everybody in the world, who would turn him down? David Moyes' first challenge is to go in to Manchester and bridge the gap between him and Rooney. If that is feasible or not depends on his personality. We will see. It will be interesting to see how that will be handled," Wenger told The Sun

Arsenal have to battle out with clubs like Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich even if  Wayne Rooney is given the green signal to leave Manchester United, as they are reportedly interested in signing the England striker.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has also expressed his wish to welcome former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas back home.

"I think at the moment he's lacking the confidence of being a regular player. Recently he has not been that. Cesc is such a passionate player, a player of such quality, that it must hurt him not to play in every single game. That's what he misses. When you come in and out you never play with full confidence," he told The Sun.