No new contract for Arsenal and Chelsea target

rooney.jpgJoe Bernstein from Mail Online has popped into the Football Transfer Tavern to tell Manchester United supporters that the club have no plans to offer unsettled striker Wayne Rooney a contract extension and want to assess his form before discussing it.

Rooney, who has been the subject of a failed bid from Arsenal and has interest from Chelsea, still has two-years remaining on his reported £250,000-a-week wages but he could be set for an early departure from Old Trafford.

Chief Executive Ed Woodward said: “There are no contract renewals that are being discussed. I am not  sitting down with any player on an extension and there is no trigger date in the diary.

“Would we be afraid to run a contract down? Of course not.”

The England international has returned from United’s pre-season tour of Asia with a hamstring injury and he could have now played his last game in a United jersey with suitors lining up for a possible summer swoop.

New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has repeated his admiration of the 26-year-old former Everton striker, saying: “He is a player I like very much but I can’t say much more. He is fast and direct and I like him. But he is a Manchester United player.”

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