Manchester United superstar set to agree £300,000 per week contract to stay at Old Trafford despite two Chelsea transfer bids in the summer.
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is to be offered a bumper new contract to stay at Old Trafford – despite still continuing to be linked with Chelsea.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the England international will be offered a new deal worth a staggering £300,000 per week until 2018 – meaning that over the next four and a half years the Red Devils will pay out the colossal sum of £70,200,000 on keeping the striker.
Wayne Rooney has been one of the shining lights of an underwhelming season at Man Utd.
He has scored nine goals and supplied nine assists in his seventeen Premier League appearances this term, and he leads the club in each chart.
Rooney has scored 208 goals for Manchester United, and is just 41 behind Bobby Charlton’s all time record of 249.
He would be expected to exceed that total between now and 2018, but despite that possibility, his games of brinkmanship with the club and his contract has meant that he has not earned the love of the Old Trafford faithful – particularly in the wake of submitting a transfer request in 2010.
Perhaps Rooney will rekindle his relationship with the fans over the next four years – and despite making two bids for the Red Devils forward in the summer, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho may have to look elsewhere for a centre forward.