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Man Utd Reject £10m Player-Plus-Cash Offer From Chelsea For Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have rejected a bid from Chelsea for Wayne Rooney with the Blues offering £10m plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz for the want-away striker

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, Manchester United have rejected a formal bid for Wayne Rooney from Chelsea.


Manchester United have rejected a player-plus-cash offer from Chelsea for want-away striker Wayne Rooney, according to the BBC.

The report claims Chelsea offered to pay £10m in cash plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz in part exchange for the unsettled 27-year-old striker, but it was rejected it out-of-hand with the champions insisting he’s not for sale.

It was reported on Tuesday evening that Rooney has been left “angry and confused” by United’s treatment of him in recent days after boss David Moyes suggested he was considered as back-up to Robin van Persie, which the player took as a calculated insult to mean he’s nothing more than a squad player.

A statement on Sky Sports News read:

“Rooney believes he is at the peak of his career and has no intention of becoming a squad rotation player or by playing second fiddle to anyone at Old Trafford.

“He believes he has nothing left to prove after nine successful seasons – yet that is what is being suggested by reports in the media which have interpreted the club’s statement as meaning he’s currently on trial for the coming season.

“Since he’s returned from the pre-season tour due to injury, Rooney has been in touch with the club and spoken to David Moyes on the phone – he is angry and confused at the way he’s been treated.”

The Mirror reported this morning that Rooney is determined to leave Old Trafford and while Arsenal are understood to be keen on luring him to north London, his preferred destination is Stamford Bridge to work under Jose Mourinho.

The Blues appear to have now made their move and if the BBC are accurate in saying the opening bid was £10m plus either Mata or Luiz, many would suggest that United should bite their hands off. £10m and Mata for Rooney sounds like an excellent deal for the champions and if they could squeeze a little more out of Roman Abramovich, I think David Moyes would be a very happy man.

It will also be interesting to see if Arsenal respond to Chelsea’s move with an offer of their own. It’s unlikely Arsene Wenger will offer any players in exchange so United could be more receptive to a straight cash deal, but the Gunners may opt to concentrate on their pursuit of Luis Suarez for now.

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What do you make of all this? Should United have accepted Chelsea’s bid? Share your views below.



  1. Ray

    July 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Mata or Luiz ? LWKMD…… oh please!

  2. Johnbosco obiora

    July 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

    For me i say let chelsea give man united mata and luis and take Rooney becus his mind is no longer in man united

  3. afolayan abbey

    July 17, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Chelsea how can u use your best player 2 collect worry player from now mata is one of best player in england can you use mata 2 collect rooney

  4. wilcox kevin

    July 17, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Wat a coach

  5. Ann

    July 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

    That is s vr untrue story mata or luiz both are world class what 100 m stupid breaking news. Chelsea wil never do dat.

  6. Ann

    July 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

    mata or luiz are better than rooney they are in gud form yeye story.chelsea pls go get suarez 4 us.

  7. Alli korede

    July 17, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Wat stupidity was dat du u tink rooney iz a gud player, no he iz not if at all he iz a gud playa hw kan u use mata or luiz to swap pluz 10m£ iz unfair chelsea plz dont du xoo let rooney stay on iz own

  8. Jaymac

    July 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I don’t believe anything I read these days,especially if it’s about transfers.What about the agreement which was reached with Napoli, and also the personal terms agreed with Cavani which was announced on Napoli radio about two weeks ago? In this regard I don’t want to believe that as wise as Chelsea management looks to be,they’d foolishly offer any of their important players to just acquire a player that is not even a first choice anymore for your opponent?If that should be the case why not do that with Cavani,when they Napoli requested for Ramires plus cash? Anyways,as I said already all these are baseless rumors there’s no truth in any of them,besides Chelsea is not a stupid club to do this! Still instead of offering a top player plus cash to acquire Rooney why not do that with Bertrand plus cash for Suarez?

  9. Azah

    July 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    yeye stories evryday.

  10. Igwe kennedy

    July 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Is morinho insane hw can give manu mata for roney morinho should beter think before acting befor chelsea fans treat him as they treated rafa

  11. Igwe kennedy

    July 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    We do not want roney in our team manu should eat him@chelsea

  12. Jerome

    July 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    This is madness another cork an bull story..if mourinho dares that..he should considey him self a failure and cfc fans no1 enemy worldwide.

  13. Peter ibemene

    July 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    What rubbish,is chelsea fc suffering from malaria or short i’m tired. who is roony to compare to my mata or tenacious luiz,to make swap deal plus €10 .mour should stop going gaga of roony.if chelsea do it they must regret it.

  14. aidan

    July 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Nice Article. It’s really a very good article. I noticed all your important points. Thanks

  15. Salongo yasini

    July 27, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Wenger what are you waiting for:..why dont do it for us as fans en you some big names in team…

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