London (CNN)Buckle up for the trial of the century.
An electrifying public spat between two of Britain's most prominent footballers' wives is heading for a dramatic courtroom showdown, after Rebekah Vardy sued Coleen Rooney for defamation.
Vardy filed legal proceedings against Rooney on June 12, court documents show, months after Rooney posted a lengthy message on social media accusing someone using Vardy's account of leaking stories about her to tabloid newspapers.
The alleged subterfuge of one of the UK's leading "WAGs" -- a term used to describe the wives and girlfriends of professional footballers -- against another quickly became something of a national obsession.
It will come to a head in Vardy vs. Rooney, with the claimant suing Rooney under defamation law.
Rooney's legal team told CNN on Wednesday that their client had attempted to set up a meeting with Vardy in which she would present her evidence directly, before Vardy filed her case.
"It is disappointing that Mrs Vardy has chosen to issue court proceedings. Coleen feels that the time and money involved could be put to better use; her offer to meet face to face still stands," a spokesperson for law firm Brabners said.
But the firm suggested the case means more details will reach a British public already on tenterhooks. "Mrs Vardy's decision to issue court proceedings does at least mean that Coleen's evidence