Wayne Rooney is facing a chaotic Christmas at his Cheshire mansion with a nearby farm said to be planning to build a shed to house 200 sheep.
The Derby manager and Manchester United legend has had a turbulent couple of months with the Rams going into administration.
But now he is facing a noisy build up to Christmas courtesy of neighbouring farm, according to the Sun.
The farm has been pressing for permission to build a shed “to store sheep throughout the winter months” near Rooney’s £20m home.
That follows a year-long battle from the farm owners who recently got the green light to erect an outbuilding to home 1,000 genetically modified sheep in July.
Rooney and wife Coleen have undergone a huge development of their own home after purchasing a 40 acre plot for £4.3million in 2018.
The swanky three-storey Rooney mansion now includes an an orangery, snooker room, cinema, wine cellar and a lift for family and friends.
There is also a bar, large indoor swimming pool, hot tub, plunge pool, steam room and changing rooms.
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Outside the property, Rooney’s grounds include landscaped gardens and stables.
The former striker is facing the prospect of spending plenty more time at home too with his future at Derby uncertain with the club currently in administration.
The Rams have been handed a 12-point deduction, leaving them bottom of the Championship, seven points adrift of fourth-bottom Hull who occupy 21st spot in the table.
But the EFL confirmed the punishment had been appealed against by the East Midlands club.
The statement read: “The Administrators at Derby County have lodged an appeal against the 12-point deduction imposed on the club’s 2021/22 season total on 22 September 2021.
“As a consequence, this matter has been referred to an independent Arbitration panel who will consider representations from both parties before making a determination.
“At this current time, the club’s points total in the Championship table will remain unchanged.”
Former Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has already been linked with a takeover less than a week after he sold Newcastle to new Saudi owners for £300m.