Arsenal Still Want Rooney Despite Agreeing Higuain Deal But Striker Prefers Chelsea

By on June 21, 2013

With the summer transfer window set to open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest Arsenal transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal remain in the hunt for Wayne Rooney.

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Arsenal remain in the hunt to sign Wayne Rooney this summer despite agreeing a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, but the Man Utd ace would prefer a move to Chelsea if he does leave Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the Gunners have finally joined the ‘big spenders’ after sealing a deal to sign Argentinean hitman Higuain, with the 25-year-old believed to have agreed a four-year contract worth around £150,000-a-week while a £22m fee with Madrid is all-but signed off.

The move is now awaiting the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as Madrid boss before it will be officially rubber stamped, and the signing of Higuain will represent a huge shift in transfer policy for Arsenal with the move shattering the north Londoners previous transfer record – surpassing the £15m paid to Zenit St Petersburg for Andrey Arshavin in 2009.

But the spending may not stop there with the Mail claiming that boss Arsene Wenger is still keen on luring unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to the Emirates this summer, despite the fact his £250,000-a-week wages are likely to prove a major stumbling block.

However, the newspaper suggests that should United decide to cash in this summer, Rooney’s preferred destination is Chelsea as he feels he’s more likely to fulfill his ambitions at Stamford Bridge and the Blues are far more capable of meeting his wage demands.

Former United supremo Sir Alex Ferguson revealed at the end of last season that Rooney had asked to leave the club this summer, but while the champions are understood to be keen on keeping hold of the 27-year-old, if he does end his nine-year stay in Manchester it looks like he could be heading to west, rather than north, London.

Personally, I think Rooney will end up staying at United but you never know in football, so it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on this one over the coming weeks….

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What do Arsenal fans make of this news; would you still want Rooney if you signed Higuain? Would Chelsea fans like to see the England ace sign for their club? Share your views below.

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25 Comments

  1. Joel Adamu

    June 21, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Is not advisable at-all for WAYNE been prejurice to Arsenal, as far as i am concern he choose his prefered destination *chelsea*, even if he could make it to arsenal he would nt giv the best. HIGUIN is enough for now.

  2. Bimbo

    June 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Wayne to arsenal is good for both parties but Fabrigas is the hole behind Higuain is a better idea

  3. philip88

    June 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Unless Le Prof really see something in him, then I’d have nothing to say. But personally, I don’t care where shrek goes as long as it is not Arsenal.

  4. Harrison

    June 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Plz wenger sign higuaine and rooney including fellaine..dont luk at d money but d solidness of d team 4 trophy.

  5. Monica

    June 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Supposing Chelsea signs Rooney to team up with Lukaku, Ba and Andre! Think about it. I believe it can work rather than spending time and money on Lewa and Cavani because they turn out to be ‘CAVANI’.

    • jostel

      June 21, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      rooney could b a good buy at the blues and should the deal struck, chelsea’s frontline will be hard to defend againt. rooney, schurle, lukaku and ba. whaoh!
      they wil bang more goals and jose wil be loved by blueblooded fans.

    • jostel

      June 21, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      should the deal struck, chelsea’s frontline will be hard to defend againt. rooney, schurle, lukaku and ba.

    • jostel

      June 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      chelsea’s frontline will be hard to defend against. imagine rooney, schurle, lukaku and ba.

  6. christian patrick

    June 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I can’t see rooney in arsenal next season but just picture out a team playing a 4-2-3-1 formation with rooney behind torres with hazard and mata or oscar all throwing in their assist, great I think

  7. Greg mike

    June 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Imagine, Roney ,Torres & lukaku up front at chelsea harvest of goals.

  8. Taiwo

    June 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Imagine this information (JULIO CESAR SAGNA, WILLIAMS,KOSCIELNY, GIBBS, FELLAINI, ARTETA,CARZOLA,ROONEY,WALCOTT, HIGUAIN FOR START LINE UP FOR ARSENAL NEXT SEASON, NOTHING LESS THAN TROPHIES

  9. shellykeen

    June 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Don’t think rooney will be coming to arsenal though but i believe still arsenal can attract names like higuian,felliani,and can add williams and begovic…
    Imagine scznescy-(GK),sagna-(RB),williams(CB),boscielny-(CB),gibbs(LB),arteta(DM),felliani-(DM),cazorla-(LM),wilshere-(CM),walcott-(RM),higuain-(CF) and subs-begovic,podolski,jenkinson,mertesacker,vermealen,monreal,ramsey,giroud,alex OX,rosicky,gervinho probably if he has not left.
    Then sure arsenal will be up for the EPL and challenge for european trophies next season

  10. Ayebiwo seyi rish

    June 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I don,t have nothing to say than to tell rooney to follow his heart and make a right decision

  11. isimen

    June 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    this is confirmed, arsenal are interested in Nigeria and Chelsea mildfielder John Mikel Obi

  12. sammy

    June 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    If Rooney can join chelsea at the moment im sure he will be a top scorer for the first time,imagine Mata,Hazard,Oscar or Debruyne all creating for him it can be wonders,i hope he join chelsea if interested with goldenboot.

  13. Afelokhai melo philip

    June 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    It will b very gud if e leaves man u nd join d king of england chelsea

  14. blessing

    June 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    What i jt hv to say is dt if chelsea hv someone like roney to his team there we be unbeatable wt d player like ramires,hazard,mata,schurrle nd dbryune it will be hte rain of goal nd ronney can win d goldenbooth,so let go for him.

  15. moses

    June 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    If we buy rooney,oscar may leave,paison may also leave,we dont need to buy players we dont need.its stupid to do so

  16. i d noble

    June 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Rooney is a good striker,any where he wish to go leave him let him go.

  17. Danjuma de blue

    June 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Rooney is a very good player & creative yong stars are dere dat would b fielding him ball to score goals & his going to score d highest in England nest season.

  18. jaywhy

    June 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Rooney shd try to go chelsea if he want to win golden boot and trophy in his lyf.

  19. TBoy

    June 21, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    i will prefer we sign Ronney to cavani,de price tage on lewandosky n cavani,is much.let use dat money wisely.imagine wen we sign torres wil dat kind of money.let nt make mistake again.

  20. Slim CJ

    June 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I bet u Rooney will be a success n a delight to watch in d colours of chelsea. CHELSEA go for him if u can..!

  21. Emmanuel

    June 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Lets wait and see what happens,but definitely Rooney will end up at chelsea… Cos Arsenal will stil remain trophyless even if they spend big…WATCH OUT 4 ROOOOONEY

  22. Chukwuemeka Nwoko

    June 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Ronney shd rather stay in old trafford,than going to either chelsea or arsernal.He shd forget d whole story abt moyes and sir alex.and move on wit his carrear.wish him all d best.up united

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