The Mail on Sunday says Rooney is still considering the option of running down his current contract, which has 18 months to go, and then be in the position to bank a massive signing on fee and big wages elsewhere - possibly abroad.
A source remarked: "Rooney is no rush. He doesn't need to be. There is a possibility he could sit tight and let his contract run down.
"His people know how much he could be worth as a free agent."
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