World Football Gossip Roundup: Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The gossip roundup concerns itself with only three major stories on this post-Champions League Thursday.
Wayne Rooney, Wayne Rooney and Wayne Rooney.
Oh, and did you hear that Wayne Rooney might be leaving Manchester United?
That's the big—and perhaps only—story in this Thursday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, but we've also got updates on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gareth Bale, Daniel Agger and more.
Keep reading for all the details.
Wayne Rooney to Leave Manchester United?
Wayne Rooney's career at Manchester United could be ending, according to widespread reports in the English press.
According to the Daily Mail, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has "grave doubts" about Rooney's physical conditioning and could sell the England forward for £20 million. Manchester City are thought to be interested.
The Sun quotes Rooney's transfer price at £25 million.
According to The Guardian, Manchester City will not move for Rooney. City are deterred by Rooney's reported £300,000-per-week salary.
Barcelona Interested in Daniel Agger?
Tottenham to Offer Gareth Bale Huge Pay Raise?
Bale, 23, signed a four-year contract worth a reported £75,000 per week last summer. He is under contract until 2016.
The Welshman has scored 16 Premier League goals this season and is valued around £40 million, with Real Madrid thought to be planning a bid.
Juventus Not Planning to Re-Sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic, 31, played for Juventus from 2004-06. He joined Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan last summer and has 22 goals in 24 Ligue 1 appearances this season.
The Swedish international had been linked with a return to Juventus, but Marotta has denied the reports.
"He is a player we are not interested in," he said. "I have absolutely not talked about Ibra with Mino Raiola. When a player gains figures like his, no Italian club is able to afford it."
Brazilian Ronaldo calls Sir Alex Ferguson "disrespectful" after the Manchester United manager called the former Real Madrid man "fat" (via Daily Mail).