Manchester United start contract talks with striker Wayne Rooney

Last Updated: 25/01/14 10:38pm

  • Share:
Manchester United have opened contract talks with striker Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have opened contract talks with striker Wayne Rooney

Sky Bet

Manchester United have begun negotiations over a new contract for Wayne Rooney, according to Sky sources.

The 28-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal, but the club has contacted Rooney's representatives and the offer to start talks has been accepted.

Rooney - a summer target for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho - is likely to be offered a new five-year deal on more than his current £250,000-a-week salary.

Mourinho this week sanctioned the sale of Juan Mata to Old Trafford, and there was speculation the new man's imminent arrival could increase Chelsea's chances of landing Rooney this summer.

That prospect now looks a distant one, and a new deal would take Rooney well into a second decade at Old Trafford.

Mata, meanwhile, flew north on Saturday and underwent a medical ahead of his club-record £40m move from Stamford Bridge.

The Spain international is expected to train with his new team-mates on Sunday, although the paperwork on the transfer cannot be completed before Monday.

  • Share:

Related

January Transfer Window 2014

Transfer review

Former Barcelona exec Esteve Calzada analyses in detail the spending of the January transfer window.

Jack Hobbs joined Nottingham Forest on a permanent basis in January

Window polish

Peter Beagrie looks at which Championship clubs did good - and bad - business during January.

Yevhen Konoplyanka: Could still be set to join Liverpool at the end of the season

Dnipro sure of summer deal

Dnipro executive director Andriy Rusol expects Liverpool to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka in the summer.

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Newcastle or Villa: Who's bigger?

Newcastle or Villa: Who's bigger?

Newcastle might be flying high in the Championship, but are mid-table Aston Villa the bigger club? We check the stats...

The road to Wembley

The road to Wembley

Man Utd face Southampton in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. We recount each club's road to Wembley...

Zlatan: Man Utd's match-winner

Zlatan: Man Utd's match-winner

Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again came up with the decisive strike for Man Utd on Sunday, underlining his importance.