Rooney plotting shock Man United exit?
Published 09:19 13/10/10 By Football Spy
Wayne Rooney could be set to swap Manchester United for Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
The England striker has been in poor form since the World Cup and has even been dropped by Sir Alex Ferguson for a number of Premier League games this season after details about his private life emerged in the press.
Now, according to Spanish daily AS , Rooney has become so frustrated with the scrutiny of his private life that he has asked his representatives to call a halt to negotiations with United over a new contract.
The club were preparing to offer Rooney a new deal after the World Cup, to improve on his £90,000-a-week wages, but so far no progress has been made and it is now understood to be Rooney who is holding things up, not United.
His current contract expires at the end of the next season but the club will not want to let him run it down and risk losing him for nothing.
Meanwhile Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hinted he would like to bring the England man to the Bernabeu after telling AS : "I'd love to work with Rooney."