Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy to ‘try Zoom peace talks’ before libel trial

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy are going to attempt reconciliation over Zoom in a last-ditch attempt to resolve their sensational dispute.

The WAGs are set to face off in a libel trial this summer but are preparing to hear each other out in order to avoid court.

Vardy, 38, is suing Rooney, 34, for claiming that she leaked stories about her and gave rise to the row famously dubbed Wagatha Christie.

But they could reach a settlement before the trial has a chance to start, Mirror Online reports.

A High Court judge previously gave both sides a deadline of February 8 to come to some agreement and swerve a trial.

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A legal expert said: “Pencilling in the first week of February – just days before the deadline – shows just how close to the wire things have got."

"This is the last chance for both women to avoid what would doubtless be a messy and costly trial," the legal expert added.

The meeting could be a “hybrid” one, partly by video-link and partly in person.

Rooney and Vardy, who is training for Dancing on Ice, will be expected to take part.

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The first round of mediation last year ended with the women “totally wide-apart”.

It’s understood both sides are optimistic an agreement may be struck although time is running out.

The wife of Leicester ace Jamie, Vardy previously indicated a “resolution” could soon be reached.

She said last year: “The new year could potentially see a resolution between us. I’m pretty sure the public are sick of reading about it.”

Last month, Mr Justice Warby ordered Rooney, whose husband Wayne joined Derby County last year, to pay Vardy’s £22,913.50 legal costs from the first round of their High Court battle.

The pair agreed at that time to delay proceedings to February.

The judge ruled Rooney’s post accusing Vardy of leaking stories about her private life to the media “clearly identified” her as being “guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust that she alleges”.

Lawyers for Rooney had said that the use of three ellipses and the word “account” in the post meant she was not implying that Vardy was personally responsible for the leak.

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