Wayne Rooney has apparently been offered to Napoli

Leading Italian football agent Vincenzo Morabito claims Manchester United recently offered Wayne Rooney a shock transfer to Napoli as they desperately try to offload the player.

The England international has not been as much of a regular for the Red Devils this season, with Jose Mourinho not always trusting the ageing forward in his new-look side.

Morabito claims Rooney and Mourinho’s relationship has now broken down, so much so that United could even be willing to let the 31-year-old leave on loan.

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‘I know for a fact that he was offered to Napoli as he can’t go to other English clubs, which could lead him to Spain and Italy. He was, I repeat, offered to Napoli,’ Morabito told Radio CRC.

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‘While the idea is beautiful, reality isn’t when you look at his €10m-a-year salary.

‘He certainly doesn’t have a good relationship with Mourinho, and therefore his future is far from United, even on loan, to give them more room.’

Rooney has been at Old Trafford since 2004 and is just two goals away from overtaking Bobby Charlton as their all-time leading goalscorer.