Rooney will not be offered new contract by Manchester United.
Manchester United are not planning to offer unsettled striker Wayne Rooney a new contract.
The England striker asked to leave Old Trafford at the end of last season, his second such request in three years, and has been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal and Ligue 1 giants PSG.
New manager David Moyes has repeatedly insisted Rooney is not for sale but the club have no plans to offer the forward a new deal – as they did when he asked to leave in 2010.
The 27-year-old has two years remaining on his current contract but United chief executive Ed Woodward told Sky Sports: “No contract renewals 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.”
Rooney returned home from Manchester United’s pre-season tour of Asia earlier this week with a hamstring injury but Moyes has again stressed that the former Everton striker is a key figure at Old Trafford.
“I think he’s got a major role to play, because we need to get as many goals as we possibly can.
“I think Wayne can play up-top, he can play dropped in. If for any reason we had an injury to Robin (van Persie) we’re going to need him and I want to be able to play the two of them.
“It’s a chance for me to get Wayne right back to where he was. That’s a challenge I want to take on.
“But I’ve also got to make sure we don’t just concentrate on him. Manchester United isn’t about Wayne Rooney.
“Manchester United is about the team, the club. What I won’t allow is Wayne Rooney to become more important than the football club.”