Wayne Rooney’s representatives have contacted the police over what they believe was an illicit attempt to entrap the Derby boss with a range of explicit photographs.
The images went viral on social media on Sunday, appearing to show the former Manchester United and England player asleep in a hotel room surrounded by a group of young women.
There is no suggestion that Rooney acted inappropriately, or even that he was aware what was going on around him.
People close to Rooney have confirmed to Sky Sports News that the matter has now been handed over to Greater Manchester Police, who have yet to comment.
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