Wayne Rooney staying at Manchester United, says Ferguson: Latest transfer news and rumours

Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed speculation that Wayne Rooney will join Paris St Germain in the summer.

A leading commentator in France declared earlier this week that the transfer was a “done deal”.

Ferguson has previously insisted the 27-year-old would be at Manchester United next season.

And it appears that attitude has not changed.

“I don’t think there is anything in that at all,” said Ferguson.

Rooney will be part of the United squad that faces Aston Villa on Monday.

“There are a few bumps and bruises from West Ham on Wednesday,” said Ferguson.

“Nemanja Vidic has a beautiful bruise on his cheek bone.

“I am quite happy to get out of that war zone without a serious injury.”

More of Friday’s transfer gossip

Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle, 22. The German club’s representatives are in London to finalise the transfer.

Full story: talkSPORT

Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, 27, is a target for newly promoted Cardiff City as the Ivory Coast international, currently at Lille, wants a return to the Premier League.

Full story; Metro

Manchester City are considering a move for 20-year-old former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is currently on loan at Birmingham City from West Ham.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, is ready to turn down a summer move to either Arsenal or Tottenham. The Belgian forward has scored 19 goals for Villa since joining for £8m from Genk last year.

Full story: The Sun

Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz is set to leave Manchester City and join Brazilian side Botafogo on a free transfer. Santa Cruz, 31, signed for City for £17.5m in July 2009 but has only scored three Premier League goals since then and spent the majority of the last three seasons on loan at various clubs.

Full story: Daily Express

Galatasaray are ready to battle Manchester United and Liverpool for the signing of Porto’s 26-year-old striker Jackson Martinez.

Full story: talkSPORT

Promoted Cardiff City want to sign Reading striker Adam Le Fondre, 26, and QPR forward Bobby Zamora, 32, as Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay prepares to strengthen his squad for next season’s Premier League campaign.

Full story: Daily Star

Barcelona are set to make goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, stay another year at the Nou Camp, despite Arsenal’s interest.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are preparing to make a £17m summer move for Schalke’s 21-year-old Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal are interested in signing Eintracht Frankfurt’s Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui. Gunners chief scout Steve Rowley has watched the left-footed 24-year-old, who can play in a playmaker role or on the wing.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool want Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy after the 23-year-old produced a fine performance against the Reds when the two sides met last week.

Full story: Daily Star