Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed reports suggesting that Wayne Rooney could join Real Madrid at the end of the season.
On Friday, The Sun reported that Real will bid £90m for the England striker, 24, and offer him £250,000 a week.
“It’s the silly season isn’t it,” said Ferguson. “It always happens at the end of the season. Wayne Rooney will still be here next year.”
Rooney has been struggling with an ankle problem he aggravated in the second leg of last week’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, but has trained this week and Ferguson says he has a chance of facing Manchester City on Saturday.
“He has done some work over the last couple of days and we will see how he is for Saturday’s game,” said Ferguson, who also confirmed Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand have an outside chance of being involved at Eastlands.
Ferguson also turned his attention to the summer as he looks to strenghten a squad that has already been bolstered by the signings of Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling.
“We have a reasonable structure here. There is nothing wrong with it,” said Ferguson. “We may look at one or two things, but nothing serious.
“It is important not to confuse us with others who have much more buying power. We do not need to worry about them.
“It was the same with Chelsea. We didn’t bother ourselves when they were buying. We just try to concentrate on what we are doing.”