England captain Wayne Rooney is expecting a third child in January with his wife Coleen to join their two young sons Kai, five, and two-year-old Klay.
The Manchester United striker posted on Twitter: ‘Delighted that me and @ColeenRoo have our 3rd child on the way.’
Coleen posted: ‘Baby number 3 is on the way …… January!! We are so happy and excited.’
The 29-year-old, who has been with Rooney since they were 12, spoke out earlier this year about the couple’s hopes for another child to join the family.
‘I would love another baby!’ she said. ‘I don’t mind whether it’s a girl or a boy but I do think a little girl would complete our family.
‘Wayne would love to have a girl because he grew up with brothers.’
Rooney, 29, is currently preparing for the new season with United as Louis van Gaal looks to overhaul Chelsea in the race for the Barclays Premier League title.