Manchester United 's reported battle to sign in Atletico Madrid 's 50 million-pound rated striker Radamel Falcao  has placed in fresh doubt striker Wayne Rooney 's future in the club and may even see Rooney offloaded at the end of the season.
Despite Falcao having a buy-out clause of 50 million pounds in his current contract, United believe they could land the in-demand striker for around 35 million pounds this summer ahead of Manchester City and Chelsea, the Mirror reports.
According to the report, this may see Rooney, who has scored 16 goals in a season that has seen him plagued by injury, illness and indifferent form, make way for Falcao.
However, the report further said that mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer him a way out with a 30 million-pound bid and although Ferguson has claimed there is no way Rooney will be sold, a big offer for the 27-year-old could see him leave.
The report also said that Falcao is demanding less than half of the Englishman's current 250,000 pounds-a-week wages, which is an important factor as teams wrestle with the implications of Financial Fair Play.
Rooney was left out of the starting line-up in United's 2-1 home Champions League defeat to Real Madrid last month which saw them knocked out at the last 16 stage, the report added. (ANI )