PSG deny bid for Premier League star
Current Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain have denied they have made a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
The comments came from the French club’s director of football Leonardo, who while insisting they haven’t yet made a formal offer for the England international, has admitted they remain big fans of the striker, according to Sky Sports.
The club are heavily bankrolled by the Qatar Investment Authority and as such have been able to offer players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi huge financial incentives to join the club.
Rooney was recently dropped for United’s Champions League crunch match against Real Madrid last week, prompting wild speculation that the former Everton academy graduate was on his way out of Old Trafford.
PSG were heavily linked with a move, but the former Inter Milan and A.C. Milan manager told the broadcaster: “No, no, we did nothing and never did, and if we do the first one will be Manchester United, at the moment there is nothing.
“I think he is one of the best players in the world.”
The ’Rouge-et-Bleu’ have recently been able to attract the 27-year-old’s former international colleague David Beckham to France in January, after he opted to leave LA Galaxy at the end of his contract to seek pastures new.
Rooney is currently one of the highest paid footballers in the world, with his annual income, including sponsorship deals, totalling close to £18million.
Unsurprisingly, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, along with Samuel Eto’o, earn more.