PSG hopes of bringing Man Utd forward Wayne Rooney to Parc des Princes dashed.
Paris Saint-Germain have been regularly linked with a move to sign Manchester United this summer, but manager Carlo Ancelotti isn’t sure that a deal can be agreed.
The rumours reached a new height yesterday when a former official at PSG, Michel Moulin, revealed that the clubs already had an arrangement in place.
“Rooney to PSG is done.” said Moulin to French television, as quoted by the Telegraph here.
“I announce from trusted sources he will be at PSG next season.”
Ancelotti’s stance is that a transfer remains exceptionally unlikely though, and although there appears a natural place for Rooney within Paris Saint-Germain’s attack – in place of Ezequiel Lavezzi, who is a hard working but limited forward.
It is fair to say that Rooney possesses more natural talent than the Argentine forward, but Lavezzi’s positional discipline has seen him regularly deployed in big games – unlike the Englishman, who was dropped by Sir Alex Ferguson for Man Utd’s biggest game of the season against Real Madrid.
Still, whether PSG would be willing to pay the extraordinary sum of money required to tempt Manchester United into selling Rooney remains in doubt – and that reflects Ancelotti’s point of view.
“Wayne Rooney is one of the best strikers in the world,” said the Italian boss as quoted by Eurosport.
“I think he is impossible to buy. He is an idol for Manchester United.”