Rooney keen to captain club and country

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has spoken of his desire to captain both his club and country, according to the Express.

The 28 year old, who has worn the armband for United on just a few occasions, has said that he would be happy if asked to do so by David Moyes.

With Nemanja Vidic leaving the club in the summer, Rooney has been touted to skipper the Red Devils in the future.

At international level, the former Everton man has led out his country just twice in his eighty-nine appearances and with Steven Gerrard set to turn 34 a fortnight before the World Cup kicks off in June, he is in line to replace the Liverpool man as Roy Hodgson’s skipper.

Elsewhere, TalkSport understands that Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford at the end of the season, has ruled out a move to the Premier League.

The Italy international has revealed his desire to end his career with the Serie A leaders, who are well on course to clinch a third straight championship.

Liverpool and Manchester City had also been monitoring the 29 year old’s situation, but like United, will have to turn their attention elsewhere.