There is only one transfer story right now, and that is that Wayne Rooney is on the brink of a sensational departure from Old Trafford, which could happen by next week.
The Mirror reported that Manchester United will bank a £30 million fee from an unnamed Chinese Super League side, while the Sun believes the England skipper will make an astonishing £1 million per week, confirming the 31-year-old as the world’s highest-paid player.
Speculation skyrocketed Tuesday, when Jose Mourinho refused to rule out a move for his captain, who is injured for United’s Europa League game vs. Saint-Etienne, before the CSL transfer deadline next week.
Mourinho said: “I cannot guarantee that I’m here next week. How can I guarantee that a player is here next season?”
The Mail claimed, however, that Rooney’s move to China is not set in stone and that a host of Major League Soccer clubs and Everton are still in the mix to sign the England captain.
The Telegraph, meanwhile, says Rooney is no certainty to leave Man United, and it will all hinge on if Mourinho includes the striker in his squad for Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Southampton.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) February 21, 2017