Rooney WILL be at PSG next season! Star heading for sensational Old Trafford exit, according to source in France
A former adviser to French giants Paris Saint-Germain claims the club will sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United in the summer.
Despite United manager Sir Alex Ferguson stating recently that Rooney will not leave Old Trafford this year, the England forward continues to be linked with a switch to the mega-rich Ligue 1 leaders.
Now Michel Moulin – who worked very briefly as an adviser to PSG in 2008 – has claimed that a deal for Rooney is ‘done’.
French test: Wayne Rooney is reported to be heading to Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain
Now the owner of French media outlet Le Sport 10, Moulin said on French TV: ‘I announce to you from trusted sources: Rooney to PSG is done. He will be at PSG next season.’
Rooney has been linked with the French club constantly in recent weeks, with stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva urging him to join them in Paris.
The 27-year-old has never indicated that he wishes to leave United and today the club distanced themselves from the claims in France.
Rooney was omitted from the biggest game of United’s season, the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid, and on Sunday operated in central midfield at Stoke as Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez filled the striking roles.
Van Persie is clearly not going anywhere, and whilst Hernandez’s future is open to debate given the number of top European clubs who would be interested in the Mexico star, Ferguson also has Danny Welbeck at his disposal.
In addition, the United boss has stated he expects Shinji Kagawa to benefit from his first season in English football, and evidently, the Japan star is more suited to a central role behind a main striker than any other.
And speculation about further attacking reinforcements refuse to go away, with reports Ferguson sent his chief scout, Jim Lawlor, to check on Atletico Madrid front-man Radamel Falcao over the weekend following previous apparent interest in Kagawa’s former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Robert Lewandowski.
Meanwhile, Rooney has urged United to get ready for one last push over the Premier League title line.
United’s victory at Stoke means they now require only seven more points to claim a record 20th championship.
With both United and Manchester City in action on Wednesday, the end could come as quickly as next Sunday, when Roberto Mancini’s men visit Tottenham.
Even if it drags on a bit longer – there must be some kind of perverse appeal in winning it at Arsenal on April 27 – the end is in sight.
‘We are in a great position,’ Rooney said. ‘But we have to make sure we move on and push ourselves over that line.’