According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United boss David Moyes will attempt to convince Wayne Rooney to snub a summer departure and stay at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Premier League champions ever since handing in his second transfer request in three years.

Some of the biggest clubs in Europe are interested in the unhappy striker with the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Arsenal all in the chase for United’s number ten.

David Moyes, who was appointed the successor of retired Sir Alex Ferguson, is said to be keen on keeping Rooney at the club and intends to discuss the strikers future as soon as possible.

Moyes is set to begin discussions with the Englishman when the club begin their pre-season training in the next few weeks.

The Scot hasn’t planned a sit down discussions with the striker, instead, Moyes will ‘have a word’ with Rooney to make sure no drama comes of the issue. It is unclear whether this informal word will be enough to convince Rooney to stay at the club unless Moyes can promise the striker he will playing upfront and not in midfield.

The United forward had a fairly disappointing campaign scoring just twelve goals in 27 league games for The Red Devils.

Rooney’s poor form led to the striker sitting out in several key games for the club, the issue then escalated to Rooney handing in a transfer request.

It was clear there was tension between Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney and if Moyes wants to keep the striker he might have a tough job on his hands.

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This article was first posted on June 27, 2013