Man United transfers: PSG’s Leonardo denies Wayne Rooney bid
Man United transfers: Paris Saint-Germain director of football Leonardo denies the club have made an offer for Wayne Rooney
Paris Saint-Germain have not made an offer for Wayne Rooney, according to the club’s director of football Leonardo.
The Manchester United striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Ligue 1 leaders in the summer after an indifferent season at the 19-time English champions.
The 27-year-old has scored 12 goals in 22 Premier League appearances but has been overshadowed by Robin van Persie after the Dutch striker’s impressive impact since joining from Arsenal in August.
However, Leonardo insisted PSG have not submitted a bid for Rooney, before also denying offers for Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, despite admitting the Paris-based outfit will strengthen in the summer.
“On Ronaldo, there has never been an offer,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’ve never heard anything about Rooney or Cavani either.
“I do not rule out big signings, but only if there is a suitable opportunity.
“We do want a larger squad with adequate cover in all areas in order to avoid the sort of problems we had in January in midfield with all the injuries and suspensions.”
Leonardo however did reveal PSG would be looking at players currently competing in La Liga and the Premier League as they look to strengthen their side during the summer transfer window.
“The market is opening up,” he added. “We may look in Spain or England.”