Wayne and Coleen Rooney are expecting a boy.

The soccer star and his wife revealed the news after having a scan yesterday (20.12.12), confirming the sex of the child.

Coleen, 26, tweeted: ''Absolutely loved seeing our baby on the scan yesterday!!! We decided to find out the sex...... It's a ..... BOY!! So exciting (sic).''

The couple's second son will be a brother to Kai, who turned three in November.

Coleen announced her pregnancy in October, when she told her twitter followers: ''A few people guessed, so news is out ha!! Me wayne and Kai are thrilled that we are expecting a new addition to our family around May time x (sic).

''It's still only early but bursting with excitement! Also wanted the news to come from us, before anyone else! (sic)''

Coleen has previously admitted she would love to have a large family, saying: ''I'd like to have maybe three or four children. I'd be happy to be a full-time mum.''

Manchester United ace Wayne, 27, and Coleen married in Italy in 2008 after a five year engagement and he was at her bedside as she gave birth to Kai.

A source said at the time: ''Wayne was a star with Coleen. He didn't leave her side from the moment she came into the hospital.

''When Coleen gave birth, Wayne's eyes welled up. As soon as he was handed the baby, the tears began.''