United open to selling Rooney abroad

Premier League champions Manchester United are open to the sale of star forward Wayne Rooney, but only if the England international accepts to move abroad.

After weeks of denying the 27 year old would be sold in the current transfer window, United executives have now decided that it would be best to cash in on a player who has failed to justify the potential and high transfer fee the club paid for him as a teenager back in 2004 to bring him to Old Trafford from Everton.

And although Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal have registered their interest in signing the player, United do not want to sell their star striker to a domestic rival in a move that could potentially cost them trophies.

According to many English newspapers, Arsenal are keen on the player where as Chelsea have already had a bid rejected by Manchester United who insist that the player is not for sale. But according to club insiders, the 27 year old would be sold if any of his foreign suitors offer a firm bid for the player that suits their valuation.

Ed Woodward, the new CEO of the club recently revealed that the club has no plans to begin new negotiations over a contract extension with the player who still has two years to run on his current deal and this has forced the player even more adamant that he will not wear the red of United anymore.

Real Madrid have been interested in the former Everton man but with their focus now solely on Gareth Bale, Paris Saint Germain remains the only viable option for Manchester United to offload a player they paid a massive £ 25.4 million transfer fee to bring to the club almost 10 years back now from his boyhood club.