Wayne Rooney
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is close to signing a new contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford, according to the Mirror.

The England international's current deal with the Premier League champions runs down at the end of next season. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was keen to sign the striker over the summer but several bids were rejected by United.

The report claims that Rooney's new deal will take his pay to £300,000 per week, a staggering £65m over the next four years. The 28-year-old is currently on a £250,000 a week, the same as his United strike partner Robin van Persie.

The Mirror suggests the contract extension would make him the highest paid player in England. United have already completed the signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea for a club-record transfer fee of £37.1m.

A source close to the club claims David Moyes is poised to conduct a major overhaul as the former Everton manager looks to stamp his authority at Old Trafford. The Scot now wants to tie Rooney to a long-term contract.

"Signing Juan Mata is a major step forward – but it is also a signal of intent for the future. There is now an acceptance at the club that the squad needs a major overhaul and money will be made available for David Moyes to do just that," a source close to United told the Mirror.

"Securing the future of Wayne Rooney is an important part of the plan and proves that we will push the boundaries in terms of wages for the right player," the source added.

Another Mirror report claims that Rooney's wife Coleen wants the England striker to end his career at Old Trafford. Coleen is not ready to move away from her extended family in the north-west of England.