After Wayne Rooney’s swore in his celebration against West Ham, the papers were full of stories claiming that he had been dropped by Coke as a result.

Rooney has put the record straight today, claiming he rejected a new deal from Coke four months ago.

“It makes me laugh,” he said. ”I saw the story last week in the newspapers. I spoke with Coke towards the end of last season about signing a new deal and obviously with the Olympics coming up they wanted a bit more of my time to do more commercial appearances and I just didn’t have the time to do it. This all happened at the end of last season so I haven’t been with Coca-Cola since 2010 but it’s only just come out in the newspapers now. It makes me laugh when they are saying I’ve been dropped by them.”