Manchester United ace won’t be joining Newcastle.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has dismissed speculation linking the club with Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, according to Sky Sports.
Earlier this week an article on the Sports Direct website, which is owned by club chairman Mike Ashley, claimed that Newcastle were in talks with the England striker with a view to the club this summer.
Rooney has had a poor season by his standards and is rumoured to be unhappy at the club and will seek a move away during the transfer window with Chelsea, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and PSG all said to be interested in taking him off United’s hands.
However, the story on the Sports Direct website was quickly removed and Pardew moved to deny any lingering speculation.
“When Demba [Ba] went in January and we didn’t secure [Loic] Remy, it was obvious that we were going to need to bring in a striker or two in this summer window, and hopefully we can,” he said.
“But Rooney won’t be one of them, 100%, I can assure you.”
Newcastle saw their season slip away dramatically after the festive period and though safe, they currently sit in 13th place in the table.
The Magpies will close their campaign this weekend when they host Arsenal at St James’ Park.