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Moulin: Wayne Rooney Has Signed PSG Deal

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Former Paris Saint Germain sports advisor Michael Moulin says Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has already agreed to join the Ligue 1 leaders in the summer.

Rooney was linked with a move away from Old Trafford after being omitted from the United team which were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 by Real Madrid last month.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has since moved to quash speculation regarding Rooney's departure, rumours which were again sparked following suggestions United were moving for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.

But Moulin has thrown into doubt Rooney's future at the Premier League champions-elect by suggesting his summer departure to PSG had been ratified.

Wayne Rooney
Rooney has scored 12 league goals this season.

"Wayne Rooney to PSG is a done deal. You will see. He is a PSG player," Moulin claimed.

The 52-year-old was sports adviser to PSG shareholders in 2008 but is currently the boss of 10 Sport.

Rooney's recent career at United has been undermined by constant suggestions of unrest, with the England international announcing his departure from the club in 2010, before later agreeing a new contract.

The signing of Robin van Persie has forced Rooney to drop deeper for United this season, often occupying a midfield role, most recently in the 2-0 win over Stoke City.

In signing Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic last summer, PSG, who lead the Ligue 1 table by nine points, provided a signal of their intent in the transfer market, while their performances in the Champions League this season, in which they came close to knocking out Barcelona at the quarter final stage suggests they're also making significant progress on the pitch.

But club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi denied earlier this month that the club have already made a move for Rooney.

"I think we didn't talk honestly, he is a great player, he is one of the best strikers in the world," he said.

"I think everyone would like to have him but if you want to talk about the fact, we didn't approach him."

Rooney has scored 12 goals in 22 games for United this season as they hunt down a record 20th Premier League crown.

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