I see Mancini is distancing himself from the speculation, as, in a way that says "Yes, I'm really interested" is Mourinho. If Utd really do stick a £50m price tag on him, then there's only really City in the Premiership with deep enough pockets. But at the moment I don't think Rooney's worth that - he gives every impression of being past his best at 24. Given the right environment, I think he could come back - but I'm not sure Eastlands or the Benarbeu are the right environment. So I think he'll go cheaper (which is bad new for Everton and their hopes for a sell-on bonanza), which puts a good few more teams in the frame.
so, Rooney stays on the red side (though rumours abide of a £87meg offer from Sheikh M). And a serious kicking from a rampant Arsenal... (thought half the fun of being a City supporter is the Stoical resignation to shit happening at the crucial moments)