Manchester United latest: Including transfer talk and Champions League draw

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

The UEFA Champions League draw for the group stages was held this evening in Monaco. Manchester United were picked alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Scoiedad in Group A.

The Daily Mail reports that United could be set to offer Wayne Rooney a new contract as a ‘reward’ for good behaviour and a commitment to the club.

The England number 10’s current deal worth £250,000 a week in wages expires in 2015.

In transfer news, Leighton Baines has ‘demanded’ a move to United from David Moyes’ former club Everton after a ‘fresh bid’ was reportedly rejected by the Toffees for the England left-back.

However, The Telegraph asserts that Baines ‘expects’ to be told he will stay at Goodison Park as the club have so far rejected all offers for their star man.

The Express, however, reports that David Moyes is putting all his energy into signing Marouane Fellaini. According to reports this week, United launched a £20 million bid for the Belgian midfielder.

Meanwhile, Shinji Kagawa will ‘not leave’ United according to his agent Thomas Kroth, amidst speculation he could return to Borussia Dortmund or potentially move to Athletico Madrid.

"Shinji will currently not be leaving Manchester United. He wants to fight for his place," insisted Kroth of the Japan international.

Finally, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insisted Juan Mata will not be leaving the Blues this summer, despite speculation he could be sold after being benched for the last three games in succession.

"He wants to stay. I want him to stay, the club want him to stay. There is no story," stated the Portuguese boss.

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