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Man U to offer lucrative incentives to Rooney

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London, Jan 31(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be offered a series of jaw-dropping bonuses similar to what Cristiano Ronaldo received last year as part of the club's strategy to keep him.

According to reports, officials at Old Trafford are troubled by the growing Spanish interest in their star striker, with Barcelona and Real Madrid said to be mustering a mega-money bid.

It is believed that United are set to increase the 24-year-old's weekly wage from 100,000 pounds to 140,000 pounds in their bid to keep the England striker that amounts to a rise in salary of over 2-7.3 million pounds.

There will also be a series of clauses to reflect his growing status within the game. It may include 250,000 pounds for becoming FIFA World Player of the Year, 100,000 pounds for becoming PFA Player of the Year, 100,000 pounds for winning the European Golden Boot, and 50,000 pounds for topping the Premier League's scoring charts, News of The World reports.

United know they must make Rooney their top-paid player in order to keep his advisors happy, and the club is also ready to scrap his current terms which run until 2012 and offer a new long-term contract.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are thought to be putting together a 100 million pounds transfer package and have hired super-agent Pini Zahavi to drive the deal through. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 18:02 [IST]
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