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Wayne Rooney melts hearts with this cute picture of his three sons: 'Best mates'

Sharnaz Shahid

Wayne Rooney is one proud father. The footballer - who turned 31 at the start of the week - took to his social media sites on Tuesday to share the most adorable picture of his three little boys.

"Best mates," the image was simply captioned alongside a heart-shaped emoticon.

Fans of the star were quick to compliment the sweet post, which shows nine-month-old Kitt stare at six-year-old Kai who was looking at three-year-old Klay. All wrapped up in towels after bath time, the three little brothers appeared relaxed and at ease with one another.

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"Priceless, all the best Wayne," said one follower, while another noted: "Guess the other two are getting along with your new son Kit!"

"Brilliant picture wazza! What life's all about," teased one other fan.

Meanwhile, the England captain's eldest son appears to be taking after his dad as he is showing more interest in becoming a professional footballer.

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Football star Wayne Rooney turned 31 on Monday

"It's up to him if he does it – I wouldn't be too bothered either way," said the father-of-three recently told MailOnline. "If he does, that's up to him. Certainly every day he's obsessed by football, and every day he asked if I think he's good enough, so I'm sure he'll have a go and see if he can."

Wayne and his wife Coleen - who have been together since they were 16, and married in 2008 - welcomed their third son in January this year.

Despite being proud parents to their sons, Coleen was said to have been hoping to have a girl the third time around.

Speaking shortly after giving birth to Klay in 2013, she told Hello! Magazine: "I'd probably like another one - not too soon though. I think a girl would complete the family but because the boys get on so well, another boy would be just as nice."

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