PSG's Silva still hoping for Wayne Rooney transfer

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva is still hoping that his club can sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in the January transfer window.

Rooney's future at Old Trafford was subject to a great deal of speculation over the summer transfer window with some reports linking him with a move to the French capital.

Rooney stayed put however and has started the season in fine form - even managing to net a terrific free kick in United's humiliating 4-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

It is expected that the 27-year-old will sign a new contract with the Red Devils soon but Silva is still hoping that there may be a possibility of Rooney moving to Paris Saint-Germain in January.

"I was hopeful we would sign Wayne Rooney this summer and I am hopeful that we still can," Silva said.

"It is clear his future at Manchester United is not certain.

"The player himself has made it clear that he would like a new challenge.

"If he still feels that way in January or even next summer then, once again, I would urge him to come and join PSG.

"We are the most exciting project in European football and it is clear from the ambition of our owners that we are going to be successful."

PSG currently sit second in the French Ligue 1 with Monaco leading the division by two points.

The two sides played out a 1-1 draw on Sunday with Zlatan Ibrahimovich's early strike being cancelled out by Monaco's £50 million summer signing Radamel Falcao.   

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