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Writing for the Mirror, Simon Bird believes Newcastle will fail to land on-loan full back, United’s Danny Simpson, on a permanent deal because they cannot agree a transfer fee with the Reds, or a wage package with the defender.
Neil Custis of The Sun reports Wayne Rooney wants a £140,000-a-week contract, a demand, the journalist claims, that could end Rooney's career at the club given the Reds' current financial situation.
In other Rooney-related news, Sir Alex has tipped the striker to be the star of the World Cup, according to Mark Ogden of the Telegraph. He quotes the United boss as saying: “I think he's a growing player, he is young and I have seen his development in the last few years. He's a fantastic player. A player becomes the Player of the Tournament and his whole career is celebrated because of his performances. Rooney is capable of doing that.”