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Rooney ‘Intent’ On Leaving But Champions Unlikely To Sell To Arsenal Or Chelsea

New Man Utd manager David Moyes will struggle to convince Wayne Rooney to remain at Old Trafford with the striker said to be ‘intent’ on leaving this summer.

With the summer transfer window set to re-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 remains intent on leaving Manchester United.

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New Manchester United manager David Moyes will struggle to convince Wayne Rooney to remain at Old Trafford with the striker said to be ‘intent’ on leaving this summer, according to the Express.

Rooney has seen his United career go off the rails after falling out-of-favour under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson during the final stages of last season. The report claims the 27-year-old was left anger at being left out of United’s crucial Champions League clash against Real Madrid – which was one of six games Rooney was benched for and he was substituted in another 10 during the run-in.

This culminated in the England hitman verbally asking for a transfer earlier this month, before he knew Ferguson was due to retire at the end of the season, and it was hoped that he would have a change of heart once he learned former boss David Moyes would take over this summer.

However, the Express claim Rooney remains determined to move on despite the change of management with the former Everton ace feeling it’s time for a new challenge after nine years at Old Trafford. But he may not have as many options as he might expect.

The newspaper suggests Arsenal and Chelsea and keeping tabs on his situation and may be prepared to offer Rooney a way out of United and remain in England, but the champions are understood to be unwilling to sell to a Premier League rival and the report suggests his options abroad look limited.

Rooney has two years left on his current contract, meaning this a pivotal summer in deciding his future as Moyes will not want an unsettled player potentially undermining his first season in charge at Old Trafford while United officials may be reluctant to allow the striker to run down his contract to it’s final year.

So if Rooney has his mind set on leaving, the Express suggest Moyes is likely to sell if an offer of around £30m comes in and it’s going to be extremely interesting to see where he ends up. Chelsea would surely be considered the favourites and Arsenal an outside bet if he was to remain in England, while there are only a small number of foreign clubs who could afford his price-tag and wage demands.

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Do United fans still want Rooney to remain at the club? Would Arsenal or Chelsea fans like to see him join your club this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. williamt

    May 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Sell Nani,Young and Anderson. Use the funds to obtain a center midfielder(Keano type) to provide cover for the back four…this is an urgent need.
    Valencia, Saha,Powell,Kagawa,Cleverly and Carrick plus the new Keano will drive the team to its 14th League title.

    • UnitedFan

      May 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Cleverly was dump this season cant see him being any better next time round, Valencia was awful an Powell was lucky to get on the bench. Its Zaha btw.

  2. Football News

    May 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I can see Rooney changing club but not moving at another English club. In my opinion if he does leave he will either join Monaco or PSG.

  3. Preeth

    May 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    What a load of crap ‘Transfer News Reporter’! Do you have any facts to back these speculations of yours, other than the Express’s suggestions? Arsenal never was or will ever go after Rooney! Why the bloody hell are all the papers throwing him at us? If foreign clubs aren’t interested in gettin him why the hell should Arsenal be forced into taking his talentless ass? Tell Chelsea to buy him up. He’d gladly sell out to them anyday! For Arsenal – He isn’t the RVP class swap. His style of play is rubbish & Arsenal will never go for a sell out who’d want new raise in wages every season! If Rooney has any self respect he’d best take his ego & his ridiculous askin price & leave England!

  4. christian

    May 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I think u should sell rooney 2 chelsea

  5. Javi

    May 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    First of all, Wayne Rooney won’t be joining Arsenal, because they can’t even afford his wages off around £250,000 a week. Secondly, Man Utd are not dumb as Arsenal to sell them one of their best assets. If Rooney goes, he would go abroad, most likely to PSG!

  6. Elliot Engmann

    May 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Welcme to CHELSEA ROONEY

  7. prince koroma

    May 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    If Rooney insists to leave, let him leave than he stay with his mind unset. But when he left he should have a creative players.

  8. Justin

    May 22, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I thought Arsenal got around this by paying signing on fees to players?

  9. maxie

    May 22, 2013 at 7:30 am

    sell rooney to norwich and let him knw ow it fils to b betrayed.he looses d bal n doesnt struggle to getit bak xpectin d smal boiz clean up.it calld team wrk if nt giggs n scholes wudnt ve lastd lng

  10. Benson

    May 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

    If Rooney insists to leave, let him leave than he stay with his mind unset.
    We have got strong forwards like RVP, Chicharito etc but what we want is Central Back. Left back and Strong midfield for next season to retain the 21st ans 22nd tittles.

  11. Lucky

    May 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Chelsea do not need Rooney because he has already loose form and we do not want the situation whereby tomorrow Chelsea for not performing well.

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  13. Zelalem

    May 31, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Rooney is king football of this world ! But don’t move…….

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