Manchester United Forward Rejects Contract Extension Talks – Report

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By Krishnan R Iyer | December 12, 2013 12:24 AM EST

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is refusing to discuss a contract extension with the club, according to Goal.com.

The report claims that Rooney and his agent Paul Stretford are not willing to negotiate on a potential extension to his current contract at Old Trafford which is set to expire after 2014-15 season.

United are willing to offer the forward a four-year deal which could see former Everton player pocket a sum of £52m in wages over the course of his new contract. According to the speculated figures, the Red Devils are not offering any improvement on his current wage of £250,000-a-week.

"Wayne is resisting any and all attempts from the club to talk about his contract situation. He knows, more than anything, that with his contract running down and in the form that he is in, he holds all the aces," a source told Goal.com.

Rooney and his representatives are exploring all possible opportunities and are well aware of interest from other clubs in England as well as Europe with Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly showing interest in acquiring his services during the summer transfer window. 

Rooney is just one goal short of a milestone 150 goals and has 291 appearances for United in the Premier League. He is also their top scorer this season with eight goals in the league.

Rooney made his debut for Everton in 2002 under David Moyes. After putting up impressive performances for the Toffees, he signed for United at the age of 18 in 2004.

Following the appointment of Moyes as manager at Old Trafford, Rooney tried to engineer a move away from the club. Chelsea and Arsenal attempted to sign the England international in the summer but United strongly refused to sell their star player considering the Blues and the Gunners as serious title contenders.

Rooney had handed in a written transfer request in 2010 only to take a u-turn and sign a new contract. It was believed that he wanted the club officials to offer him increased wages following which he eventually signed.

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