Manchester United star opens talks over new contract

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Manchester United have opened talks with star striker Wayne Rooney over a new contract, according to multiple reports.

The England international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent months; however, it appears that Rooney could commit his long-term future to the Red Devils by the end of next week.

The Telegraph reports that the new deal should see Rooney net up to £300,000 per week – which would make him the highest-paid player in United's history – up until 2018, when Rooney will have turned 32.

The 28-year-old's current deal expires in the summer of 2015 – and United are keen to tie down the versatile forward, who has been the Red Devils' standout player this season, to a lucrative new deal.

Rooney, who has scored 11 goals in 24 matches this season but is currently sidelined with an injury, will almost certainly become the top goalscorer in Manchester United's history if he accepts the club's offer.

The former Everton star needs 42 more goals to surpass the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton, who netted on 249 occasions for the English giants between 1956 and 1973.

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