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Update: Wednesday, Feb. 19
The Mirror's David McDonnell insists that a new deal for Rooney is "imminent," with the Manchester United striker ready to become the best-paid player in the Premier League.
As has been suggested, the deal will be worth a reported £300,000-a-week, equal to £70 million over the duration of the four-and-a-half-year deal.
[Sic] Rooney must now justify his lucrative new deal and vindicate United's decision to make him the highest-paid player in their history. After the soap opera of recent years regarding his future, it is the very least he owes United's loyal fans.
An extension of this length could well see the England star finish his career at Old Trafford, despite many a bump along his journey.
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Monday, Feb. 17
Contrary to rumours, Manchester United insist that Rooney is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal at Old Trafford—a deal that's been rumoured to be worth a record-breaking £300,000 per week.
Sky Sports report a club spokesman as saying: "There is no deal, which is why we haven't announced it."
That goes against claims made by The Sun's Charlie Wyett on Sky Sports' Sunday Supplement programme, alleging that a four-and-a-half-year deal has been finalised:
We are saying that he has not just agreed, but he has actually signed. Obviously that has yet to be announced for Manchester United.
I think he realises it is the best place for him still. I know others thought he might go to Chelsea or elsewhere, but I think (David) Moyes has had a series of meetings with him and convinced him to stay. I think Rooney will be the next captain of Manchester United and I think that it is a boost for Moyes. He is obviously going through a difficult spell.
As things stand, Rooney's deal is set to expire next summer, but the forward remains one of United's most devastating weapons and is coming upon the most potent period of a striker's career.