Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has scored four goals in 15 looks since joining Derby as player-coach in January

Former England captain Wayne Rooney is not leading a player rebellion at Derby County over wage deferral talks, his representative has actually told BBC Sport.

Rooney, 34, has been heading talks with Rams executives, although so far there has been no offer and the Champion club have actually verified talks are continuous.

Derby’s first demand was rejected by gamers following guidance from the Expert Footballers’ Association.

There have actually been reports Rooney is leading a fight versus the propositions.

” Claims that Wayne remains in a ‘wage war’ with his club are both misleading and unhelpful,” a representative for the ex-Manchester United forward, who signed up with Derby from Major League Soccer side DC United in January, told BBC Sport.

” As holds true with many football clubs, and in specific the Championship, conversations are occurring at Derby County Football Club on a variety of propositions. These are being considered internally and talked about constructively.

” As part of these conversations it is totally right and appropriate that Wayne – as club captain and a senior gamer in the English video game – is at the forefront.

” Together with other Derby players, Wayne’s role has been to function as an avenue between board and dressing space to ideally assist find a mutually acceptable position for both parties.

” Must he be approached by his club to help, then he would have no hesitation in doing whatever he can. That is precisely what he is doing now.”

A number of Premier League clubs have actually concurred wage deferments with gamers, including West Ham United, Southampton and Watford Arsenal players will take a 12.5%wage cut.

Derby declined to talk about Rooney’s representative’s remarks.