Rooney faces bill after court ruling

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Wayne Rooney could still have to pay a £4.3m compensation claim to his agent's former management company following a London court judgment.

Manchester Mercantile Court ruled last year that Proactive was not entitled to commission related to deals brokered by the company on the England striker's behalf.

But Lord Justice Alan Ward at London's Court of Appeal said Proactive's arguments were valid and that "the mere fact that this was a claim for millions of pounds is almost in itself a compelling reason to give permission to appeal" against the Manchester ruling.

The Manchester United player stopped paying Proactive after agent Paul Stretford quit in 2008.