United shock link to La Liga star

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Manchester United are being linked with a shock move for Real Madrid legend Raul.

The Spanish striker has been a stalwart at the Bernabeu since breaking into their first team in 1994, and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping a close eye on the veteran's contract situation as he's yet to sign a new deal at the club.

32-year-old Raul has made over 700 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 324 goals in the process to become one of the all-time greats at Madrid.

The highly-decorated forward has won six La Liga titles and three Champions League winners medals in his sixteen year career, although his age could prove to be a factor with sources close to the Old Trafford club worrying about the longevity of the forward.

Real president Florentino Perez is considering releasing Raul to free some finances for new boss Jose Mourinho, who is unsure about the role the veteran can play for the Spanish giants.

The Daily Mail reports that 'a golden handshake' could be offered to the Spaniard, allowing him to leave as a hero and try his luck outside of his homeland.

Should the player decide to move to pastures new, the Red Devils could be an attractive option with their history and success. Ferguson has rolled the dice in the past, such as with the signing of Michael Owen, and could do so again for a legend like Raul.

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