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Report: United, Rooney close to reaching historic deal

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TSN.ca Staff
1/25/2014 10:29:09 AM
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With Juan Mata's transfer secured, Manchester United appears to now be looking at another franchise-shaping deal.

BBC Sport has reported that United has opened contract negotiations with Wayne Rooney in hopes of keeping him in red for the rest of his playing days.

While concrete numbers of the possible Rooney extension were not disclosed in the BBC report, it called the offer one "that would make him the highest paid player in United's history."

UK paper The Telegraph has put the reported offer at £300,000 per week over a five year span.

He is currently a year and a half away from the end of a deal that pays him £250,000 per week.

Rooney, 28, was rumoured to be on the outs at United this past off-season when the team replaced long-term manager Sir Alex Ferguson with former Everton manager David Moyes. Rooney and Moyes had a tumultuous past when both were at Everton and the hiring sparked speculation that the striker could be on his way out of Old Trafford.

However, Rooney has re-emerged as United's best player in what has been a largely disappointing and injury-ravaged 2013-14 campaign for the defending Premier League champs. Rooney has scored nine goals in 16 League appearances, adding two more in five Champions League contests.

United currently sits seventh in the Premier League table on 37 points, five back of sixth-place Everton. They resume Champions League play on Feb. 25 with a Round-of-16 tilt against Greek side Olympiacos.

Wayne Rooney David Moyes (Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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