Rooney Willing To Join Arsenal As Champions Refuse To Do Business With Chelsea

By on July 24, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Wayne Rooney would consider a switch to Arsenal.

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Wayne Rooney would be willing to join Arsenal if Manchester United refuse to sell him to Chelsea this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old’s future has come under scrutiny in recent months after former boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed he had asked for a transfer towards the end of last season, and the former Everton man was left “angry and confused” by David Moyes’ comments that suggested he was now considered as back up to Robin van Persie.

Chelsea have made public their desire to take Rooney to Stamford Bridge and have already had an opening bid of £23m plus £2.5m in add ons rejected last week, but Arsenal have also been credited with an interest with boss Arsene Wenger trying to bring in some marquee names this summer.

The Mail claim Rooney’s first choice would be to link up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea but United are refusing to do business with the Blues as they see them as a serious contender for the Premier League title next season and it’s understood the striker would be willing to move to Arsenal if a move to west London continues to stall.

The newspaper claims Arsenal first made contact about Rooney when he was controversially left out of United’s starting eleven to face Real Madrid back in March and the Gunners have indicated they’d be willing to offer the striker a five-year deal worth £200,000 a week with Wenger supposedly telling the player he’s ready to build his team around him.

Chelsea are still considered as front-runners for Rooney’s signature but the report suggests Roman Abramovich has set a limit of £30m for the striker and if United reject that bid and refuse to sell to the Blues, it could open the door to a switch to the Emirates with Rooney and his family said to be keen on making the move to London.

Arsenal are clearly in need of a big name striker this summer and they saw a fresh £40m + £1 offer for Luis Suarez rejected by Liverpool on Tuesday, and although they’ve now been given permission to talk with the player as per the clause in his contract, the Merseysiders are determined not to sell him to a domestic rival and are understood to be demanding in excess of £50m which could see Arsene Wenger switch his focus to Rooney.

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Would Arsenal fans like to see Rooney join the club? Would Chelsea fans be disappointed to miss out? Share your views below.

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21 Comments

  1. wonder Lolome

    July 24, 2013 at 9:26 am

    is very good to have Rooney in chelsea

  2. IBKOJ

    July 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

    BABA PROF U DEY KEP US WAITIN AL DIS DAY WITOUT A PLAYER SIGN PLS DO SMTHN QUICK

  3. Ater

    July 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Happy to send my message to experience coach arsene wenger to stop bidding on Liverpool striker which the rejected his bid several times, Waye Roony is more better then suarze, you better tun you eyes on roony only.
    thanks and take this advice please.

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  5. emmanuel

    July 24, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Blues should buy a striker and sell ba…We need a good finisher to support Lukaku. I believe Mou will still get the best out of Torres

  6. B-n nwanekwu nnanwa

    July 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

    With rooney victry a sure, the blues for ever.

  7. Chivalry

    July 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I really thank God for the 5 years deal extension
    ,This is indeed a sigh of relief.Juan Mata has contributed immensely for Chelsea FC and will still add more effort…..For Daniel De Rossi,this is going to make a Chelsea FC a stronger team…With him,Chelsea are going to win many trophies….Please Oga Ambramovich and Baba Jose Mourinho keep pushing for Wayne Rooney…..Blues forever till eternity….
    Thank u all

  8. Felix ikenna

    July 24, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I wil love 2 see Rooney @chelsea cos al we needed is shape striker

  9. evy

    July 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I wil love to see wayne roony playin fr d blues.

  10. Joel patrick

    July 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    There is really no need for Rooney if he man u does not want to sell. if he does not make a switch now he will regret it by the end of the season and by that time the blues will not need him anymore. With ba and torres upfront and even lukaku we can do more better with the likes of our ever good attacking midfielders like hazard, oscar, mate, shurrle, van gikel and others. so let rooney go. we don’t wanna polute heaven with the devil.

  11. Victoruwa

    July 24, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Go get rooney

  12. Victoruwa

    July 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

    The blues really need ROONEY but can not be sold to them

  13. Senator

    July 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Chelsea really need roony bcos he can play up front and midle so mouriho should go get him if want to a succes at blue nt dat he wil nt make it but with roony he wil get what he want and fans too. Gv 30m they wil sell for sure

  14. Innocent

    July 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Mou go get rooney nd sell ba, infact blus need an experience front man lyk him

  15. Ify John

    July 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Man U is afraid already bcos they know that NOTHING 4 them! This SEASON marks the beginning of their TrouphyLESS season! With the FATHER OF TROPHYLESS in their CAMP! UP CHELSEA!!!!

  16. talib

    July 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME JOINING THE TEAM HAVE NO MONEY TO WIN EPL…..JOIN MC ,LIVERPOOL OR U JOIN SPURS…..DO NOT PLAYE FOR STUPID FRENCH MANAGER WHO FAIL TO DELIVER WINNING TEAM

  17. bish

    July 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    With Wayne CFC is gonna be a formidable force in d next campaign

  18. Prince

    July 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Mourinho pls try by all means to get rooney because he is a finisher. That why man u don’t want to lost him.but they must lost he because he don’t want stil at man u and only chelsea his perfer destiny.

  19. amola

    July 24, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Looking forward to seeing rooney nd suarez at arsenal

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