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Paris Saint-Germain tell Rooney to 'name his price'

ESPN staff
June 1, 2013
Rooney is unhappy with life at Manchester United © PA Photos

Paris Saint-Germain are reported to have told Wayne Rooney to name his price as they prepare a £30 million bid for the Manchester United striker.

The Ligue 1 champions have made an initial offer of £300,000 a week after tax on a four-year deal, according to the Daily Express, as they plan to make their assault on the Champions League with Rooney spearheading the attack with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

PSG's wealthy Qatari owners made Rooney one of their key transfer targets after the 27-year-old asked to leave Old Trafford towards the end of last season. The Daily Express report claims that if the initial offer is not enough then the player can dictate the terms of a contract.

Rooney still has two years left on his £250,000 a week contract at United but reportedly handed in a transfer request when Sir Alex Ferguson played him out of position for much of the season, and left him out altogether in some key games.

PSG's Rooney offer broken down

  • £15.6m a year
    £1.3m a month
    £300,000 a week
    42,857 a day
    £1,785 an hour
    £30 a minute
    50p a second

Incoming manager David Moyes, the man who brought Rooney through the youth ranks at Everton before selling him to United in 2004, was due for talks with the striker last week but the meeting is yet to happen after the birth of Rooney's second son before he joined up with the England squad in Brazil.

Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are also rumoured to be monitoring the situation, while the player's representatives have denied any contact with other clubs.

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