Wayne Rooney’s £70m Manchester United Contract Being Held Up By Image-Rights Dispute

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Englishman’s new deal should be announced soon though. 

Premier League champions Manchester United are still hopeful that they will be able to announce key front man Wayne Rooney’s new four-and-a-half-year deal a Old Trafford shortly, according to reports in the Guardian.

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The Red Devils and the England international’s representatives have been locked in discussion about extending Rooney’s stay at the Theatre of Dreams beyond the end of his current deal which runs out on June 30 2015 for some time now.

However, it had been expected that United would have made an announcement regarding their star man’s future in the north west by now, but it is understood that the delay has been caused by a dispute over Rooney’s image rights.

The rest of the financial details regarding the 28-year-old’s big-money deal though have been finalised, with the Englishman set to become the highest-paid player in the Premier League under the terms of his new contract which will see the striker earn a whopping £300,000 per week, while it is also expected that Rooney will be made captain of the club too.

Either way, however, United are said to still be confident of announcing that Rooney will be spending the rest of his career in the north west shortly.