Report: Manchester United to start Wayne Rooney talks

Man United's Wayne Rooney is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal against Cardiff on November 24, 2013
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Manchester United will focus on Wayne Rooney's contract situation once they have signed Juan Mata, according to a report.

Manchester United will reportedly open contract talks with Wayne Rooney once they have completed the signing of Juan Mata.

Reports on Wednesday claimed that United's bid of around £37m for Mata has been accepted by their Premier League rivals Chelsea, and that the midfielder will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract on Thursday after undergoing a medical.

The Mirror now reports that once United have tied up Mata, they will focus on keeping Rooney beyond the end of the season.

The England international striker has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea, but the Old Trafford hierarchy will start discussions over a new deal in the coming days.

Rooney's current contract with United runs out in June 2015.

David Moyes the Manchester United manager walks off the pitch following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on December 7, 2013
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