Manchester to sign Rooney

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Manchester United announced today it had reached an outline agreement to sign Wayne Rooney from Everton.

Manchester to sign Rooney

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Manchester United announced today it had reached an outline agreement to sign Wayne Rooney from Everton. Everton said the 18-year-old England striker, who is recovering from a broken bone in his foot, went to United's Carrington training complex after earlier tests at a Manchester hospital. United's statement on the Stock Exchange suggested that the agreement was dependent on the player's fitness. United is reported to have made a bid of 25 million pounds for the talented forward. He was one of the biggest stars of Euro 2004 with four goals until he suffered his injury against host Portugal in the quarterfinal. England lost the game in a penalty shootout. If Rooney completes the move, he will be competing with Dutch star Ruud van Nistelrooy, Frenchman Louis Saha and England's Alan Smith for a place on the United strikeforce. Van Nistelrooy has not played so far because of a knee injury and United has made a poor start to the campaign. Alex Ferguson's team, coincidentally held 0-0 by Everton at Old Trafford yesterday, has won just five points from four games and is seven behind defending champion Arsenal and Chelsea who have each gained a maximum 12. (AP)

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