Man United to offer Wayne Rooney new contract to fend off Chelsea interest

Wayne Rooney is set to be offered a huge new contract to keep him at Old Trafford for another four years and end any potential interest from Chelsea, according to The Express.

The new deal is thought to be worth around £52m to the star over its four year duration, meaning the England star will be rewarded for his magnificent form for club and country so far this season by maintaining his current reported £250k per week wage level.

While the contract is yet to be agreed or finalised, with former chief executive, and current club director, David Gill refusing to confirm that United plan to make any offers before the transfer market opens up again in January, Gill did confirm that Rooney would be offered a new contract if he is able to continue his superb form.

Ed Woodward, United’s new executive vice-chairman, is the man who hinted at the financial figures during a conversation about salary levels in the modern game.

He said: “In terms of player wages we are seeing inflation around it but we are also seeing, particularly within the Premier League, a fall in the acceleration around player wage growth. I think due to financial fair play rules and the rules that have been put in place in the Premier League.

“But when you look at the top end of wages, the top 10 teams in Europe or the top players, we are seeing inflation at that end. There is a bit of a mix going on and we will present a blend of that over the next three to five years.”

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