By Daniel Shane
Ex advisor to the Qatari-owned French side had said deal for England striker was 'done'
Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney is set to snub a lucrative offer to join Qatar-owned Paris St Germain, according to a report in the UK.
London’s The Independent reported that the striker will sign a deal to extend his contract at the current English Premier League leaders rather than move to the French champions.
Paris St Germain was bought out by wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority in 2012 and has quickly snapped up top talent including forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former England star David Beckham.
Speculation that Rooney would leave Manchester at the end of this season went into overdrive after former Paris St Germain advisor Michel Moulin said that deal for the player was “done”.
“I announce to you from trusted sources: Rooney to PSG is done. He will be at PSG next season,” he told French television.
Rumours of Rooney’s departure also intensified after it emerged that Manchester United were scouting Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao as a possible replacement. The Independent claims that a deal for Falcao is not in the pipeline, however.