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Derby owner confirms interest for Rooney

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According to Mel Morris, his club is looking to sign former England national team captain Wayne Rooney for this season.

Derby County owner Mel Morris has confirmed his club wants to sign England national team captain Wayne Rooney.

“It’s literally only been a couple of days in the offing,” Morris was quoted by Football 365.

“The starting point was that we understood he was keen to return to the UK and we decided to see if we could do something off the back of that.”

“It’s never done until it’s done and obviously we are very focused and keen to get this over the line,” he added.

“The key thing for me is the conversation he had with Phillip Cocu, which was absolutely critical to the interest that Wayne has,” he said.

“From my side of it, why wouldn’t you want a player with his career and background? His achievements are absolutely phenomenal.”

“We’ve maintained all along that we want to be compliant with FFP and I don’t see anything in this deal that would change that,” he commented.

“I’m sure once people hear the news you’re inevitably going to get interested from elsewhere but I’m confident this will get sorted out, although it’s never done until it’s done.”