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Chelsea Line-Up Improved £24m Rooney Bid But United Insist Striker Won’t Be Sold

Chelsea are lining-up an improved £24m offer for Wayne Rooney but Manchester United are adamant the striker wont be sold even if he hands in a transfer request.

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, more on Chelsea’s pursuit of Wayne Rooney.

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Chelsea are lining-up an improved £24m offer for Wayne Rooney but Manchester United are adamant the striker wont be sold even if he hands in a transfer request, according to the Mirror.

Rooney’s future has been cast into doubt after he expressed his disillusionment at Old Trafford, revealing that he’s been left “angry and confused” at David Moyes comments suggesting he was now considered as back-up to Robin van Persie.

Jose Mourinho has been public with his admiration for the 27-year-old and the Blues confirmed earlier this week that they had seen an opening offer, believed to be in the region of £20m, rejected by the champions for their unsettled striker.

The Mirror now claim that while Chelsea are set to table a new and improved £24m offer, United are determined to hang on to Rooney and will resist all attempts to lure him away from Old Trafford, even if the player hands in a transfer request.

The newspaper suggests the two clubs have held talks and agreed that no player from either side would publicly discuss Rooney’s future, while Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has banned any questions regarding the striker from his press conferences.

Rooney is currently back in Manchester doing his rehabilitation after picking up a hamstring injury that forced him to fly back early from the clubs pre-season tour and it was initially feared he’d be out for four weeks. But he’s now doing light training and could be back for a friendly in Sweden on August 6, if he’s still a United player at that point.

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