United morning news: Gundogan boost, new Rooney deal and Evra extension?

A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United

Reports this morning claim Wayne Rooney has agreed a new deal that will keep him at Manchester United until at least 2018.

Both the Sun and the Sunday Times are running stories this morning that suggest the England striker will be at Old Trafford for the rest of his top-class career.

With a reported wage of £300,000-a-week, Rooney would see a £50,000-a-week rise from his current deal.

While no official news has yet come from the club, the latest stories suggest that is only a matter of time.

In other news, the Sunday Times reports that Patrice Evra is now entitled to a one-year contract extension after starting all but one of the club’s league matches this campaign.

The report claims that a clause in the Frenchman’s current deal states that he is eligible for an extension if a minimum number of games was reached in his final year.

However, being a free-agent in the summer, Evra can decide whether to accept a new offer or move on – with the likes of Monaco and Inter Milan recently linked with the left-back.

And finally, the Mirror reports that United have been given a boost in their reported pursuit of Borussia Dortmund midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus.

The story states that the former is more likely to leave next summer, but that Jurgen Klopp would be willing to welcome Shinji Kagawa back to the Bundesliga, potentially opening the door for a player-plus-cash move.

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