The People says Rooney is ready to sign a new Manchester United contract â€“ but he will not put pen to paper if he is asked to take a pay cut.
With just two years left on his Â£225,000-a-week agreement, Rooney does not want a repeat of his last contract saga when United allowed his deal to run down to just over a year.
Unitedâ€™s new chief executive Ed Woodward who will make the call on offering the England star a new deal.
But talks on a new contract wonâ€™t get past first base if ÂRooney is asked to accept a reduction in wages.
The prospect is likely, with the United board moving their players to performance-based contracts.