Wayne Rooney's agent has been locked in talks with Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward over a new deal for the England star.

Rooney, who has 18 months left to run on his contract, has attracted interest from Chelsea and Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The forward's agent Paul Stretford was at United's Carrington training base on Wednesday before returning on Thursday morning to hold further discussions, with Rooney's Old Trafford future topping the agenda.

United will resist any attempts by Madrid to force through a deal for the 28-year-old, who, as revealed by Sportsmail earlier this week, is on a list of three centre forward targets for the La Liga club this summer.

Rooney is wanted by Carlo Ancelotti, with the former Chelsea boss also interested in Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.

When informed at the weekend that Chelsea's Jose Mourinho had predicted Rooney would be sold abroad this summer, United manager David Moyes said: 'I disagree'.

United, who were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Sunderland on penalties on Wednesday night, will be boosted by the imminent £37million arrival of Juan Mata from Chelsea who arrived at Carrington on Thursday morning.