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Reds wait in the wings on Raul
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Raul should he be allowed to leave on a free transfer. Real president Florentino Perez is believed to be ready to give the 32-year-old a golden handshake to leave the club this summer. However, while he is admired by Sir Alex Ferguson, sources at Old Trafford believe Raul is too old to make a significant impact on the Premier League.
Simon Jones, Daily Mail
Over the weekend, there was also a mention in the Mail of Sir Alex being interested in free agent Michael Ballack after the German midfielder's release from Chelsea.