From the Back Pages, January 22: Real Madrid line up Wayne Rooney as Manchester United close in on Juan Mata

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Real Madrid are weighing up a move for Wayne Rooney as Manchester United were locked in advanced talks with Chelsea to sign Juan Mata for £37 million. (The Times)

Chelsea and Manchester United have provisionally agreed a £40m fee for Juan Mata, though the champions are yet to make a formal bid and any deal to take the 25-year-old to Old Trafford remains dependent on him personally informing José Mourinho of his desire to move. (The Guardian)

Atletico Madrid ready to offer Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to David Moyes if Man Utd pull out of race for Juan Mata. (The Telegraph)

Bayern Munich’s Dante has confirmed Manchester United’s interest in signing him this month. David Moyes is in desperate need of a new central defender with questions marks surrounding the futures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic - pinpointing the Brazilian as a perfect fit. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are already preparing how they will attempt to persuade their elite players to stay for a Europa League future next season, as Real Madrid threaten to capitalise on Wayne Rooney’s desire to be in the Champions League by poaching him this summer. (The Independent)

Michael Schumacher’s worried family today thanked his fans for their support as fears grow that he may have suffered permanent brain damage. (Mirror)

NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S 25-match, three-year grip on the Australian Open came to an abrupt end as he went down to the other Swiss player, Stanislas Wawrinka. (Express)