Football rumours: Anzhi Makhachkala to bid for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney?

SPORTS writer ANDREW CROSS takes a look at the latest transfer rumours from the world of football.

- Russian billionaires Anzhi Makhachkala are weighing up an audacious swoop for Wayne Rooney, after team director Roberto Carlos revealed the club’s interest in the Manchester United and England frontman - Daily Mail

- Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is contemplating a move for Celtic forward Gary Hooper in an attempt to bolster his attacking options - Daily Mirror

- Sam Allardyce has hinted at a potential Upton Park return for Rio Ferdinand, whose contract at Manchester expires next summer - Daily Mirror

- Highly-rated Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has rejected a new contract at Parkhead, alerting Premier League interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea - Daily Telegraph

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- Stoke striker Cameron Jerome is on the verge of joining Championship club Blackburn Rovers on a short-term loan deal - Daily Mirror

- Liverpool will face competition from Italian giants AC Milan for the signature of Ajax winger Christian Eriksen - Talksport

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- The Blues have also cooled their interest in Colombian goal-machine Radamel Falcao after his �48 million minimum release clause was revealed by parent club Athletico Madrid - Guardian

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