Monaco denies having interest in buying Rooney this season

London, Sept 20 (ANI): French football club Monaco has reportedly denied that it was interested in purchasing Manchester United player Wayne Rooney for this season.

The cash-heavy Ligue 1 side, who spent almost 200 million pounds on players like Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jeremy Toulalan, was linked with a move for Rooney.

However, Metro.co.uk reports that Monaco vice-chairman Vadim Vasilyev has dismissed the rumour, saying that the club never contemplated a bid for the England international, nor did they ever think about axing their manager Claudio Ranieri.

According to Vasilyev, they had never contacted Rooney, and the other players with whom the club was linked, adding that a lot of football clubs spread the idea that Monaco could be attracted to players like Rooney in a bid to help their own deals.

However, Vasilyev admitted that the club was interested in buying Cristiano Ronaldo, although he added that they had already spent a lot of money on Falcao, for which they had to let go of the idea of buying the Portuguese from Real Madrid. (ANI)