12pm Sports News: Featuring Rooney, Bale and Murray

Andy Murray

A round up of the latest news stories from across the world of sport.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has given Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney 48 hours to decide if he wants to join the West London club. Chelsea have already seen two bids for the player turned down as Rooney produced a superb performance for United in their 0-0 draw last night against the Blues.

United boss David Moyes has denied that his club are trying to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur. Sky Sports reported earlier this week that Spurs were considering multiple offers for Bale despite the fact that several sources have claimed that a deal has already been done with Real Madrid.

Bale has not attended training with Tottenham this morning, adding to speculation over a move. It is claimed he is growing increasingly 'frustrated' with the situation, with Sky Sports describing his mood as 'furious'.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann has apologised to England fast bowler Stuart Broad, after accusing him of cheating on Australian radio.

“Spoke to Darren Lehmann. He apologised for his comments, I accepted. He said they were made in jest for banter. Done,” said Broad via his Twitter account.

US Open champion Andy Murray will begin the defence of his title with a match against Michael Llodra. Murray goes into the match off the back of two defeats in warm up events.

“It's a tough match. Llodra is a tricky player. He serves well, he's one of the best doubles player in the world just now, has very good hands, and he's very unpredictable,” said the Scot.

Formula One driver Jenson Button is set to sign a new deal with McLaren. Button had been linked with a switch to Ferrari but the latest reports are suggesting that the new deal will tie him down to his current side for the rest of his professional driving career in the sport.

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