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Chelsea Prepare Fresh £40m Move For Wayne Rooney

Chelsea are ready to a lunch a £40m move for unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney after seeing an opening bid of around £25m rejected last week.

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, Chelsea are ready to table a £40m bid for Wayne Rooney.


Chelsea are ready to lunch a fresh £40m move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney after seeing an opening bid of around £22m rejected last week, according to the Telegraph.

The champions insists Rooney is not for sale at any price – even if he hands in a transfer request – but the report claims that Chelsea are confident they can lure the striker to west London this summer and believe he will only leave Old Trafford to link up with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

The 27-year-old was left “angry and confused” by comments made by new boss David Moyes last week that suggested he was now playing second fiddle to Robin van Persie. The Telegraph suggest the player is also unhappy with Sir Alex Ferguson’s continued presence at the club after being left seething at his former boss – who publicly revealed he had asked to leave during a private meeting last season.

Chelsea saw an opening bid of £22m rejected last week but the fact Rooney ‘leaked’ out his statement on the same day the Blues submitted this offer is telling. Jose Mourinho has claimed that Rooney is his only transfer target this summer and it appears he’s ready to go back in with another bid, with the newspaper suggesting a fresh £40m offer is in the pipeline.

Whether this will be enough to tempt United into selling one of their star players to a title rival remains to be seen, but it seems Chelsea aren’t going to give up their pursuit without a fight.

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Should United accept a £40m bid from Chelsea? Will they sell to a title rival? Share your views below.



  1. Willie Braiden

    July 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Sell Rooney certainely for £40 million to Chelsea as the player is long past his best and a liability to any football club
    We lived when Cantona, Beckham, Stam, and Ronaldo all left so why all the fuss about this overweight torag.

  2. Ray

    July 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Yeah and my name is Barrack Obama!!

  3. Thommy

    July 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Rooney is a good player and it will make Chelsea strong the more upfront if he comes to the bridge.

  4. Davklef

    July 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Rooney will be a sansational signin of d summer i like him

  5. Alaka olawale

    July 21, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Let Rooney join the (specia club) better option for the guy.

  6. Joseph

    July 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Wat is he waiting for common join the winning team.

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  8. lucky

    July 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Another dead player coming to join the contingent of flops

  9. Dada Oluwasola

    July 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    na u sabi,i don’t think man u wld sell rooney to chelsea bcos dey no dat it’s a risk and dangerous to sell to chelsea.dey shld also try what arsenal had done by selling van persie 4 dem….i wld be happy to see rooney in blue shirt…..

  10. Ohendy

    July 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Rooney is not for sale


    July 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm


  12. Ossai

    July 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Up chelsea i tink it wil be a massive signing 4 us i like dat

  13. Nath nig

    July 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Light and darkness dnt joint togeda man u and chealse doest nt do bussiness,Rooney can nt b sold 2dem.

  14. semex

    July 21, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Rooney deserves the best. He should go to chelsea

  15. Nsukka

    July 21, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Big spending chealse y cant u trust ur 50m Torrest and u ar looking skriker 2buy,folish Morriho this is nt spain u always put confusion 2clubs,man u can nt allow u 2come 2deir club 2put confusion u can nt put confusion on warn Rooney he is nt 4sale go and die u big spending morriho

  16. BlueSmurf

    July 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Yes chelsea shud sign Rooney but not for 40Mil… I think our highest offer shud be 30 mil and not a penny more ! Remember this guy earns 250 000 a week!! If chelsea wanna pay that much then Suarez shudnt be ovalööked!!

    • Gill Cal

      July 22, 2013 at 5:54 am

      Blue Smurf I share ur opinion on Ronney .But he can actually be d RVP of Chelsea to wrestle d title from MU n odas’ his a 25-30 goals a season player.Just imagine if the 17 goals scored by Lukaku last year was scored in chelsea colour

  17. alula07

    July 22, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Though it wil b gud,but If chelsea were to buy Rooney at d rate 40 pounds…,why not Suarez..? Rooney is getn to his pick pleasE…..

  18. alula07

    July 22, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Though it wil b gud,but If chelsea were to buy Rooney at d rate 40 pounds…,why not Suarez..? Rooney is getn to his pick pleasE…..and go 4 any oda option….

  19. Dennis Muleya

    July 22, 2013 at 6:22 am

    rooney will be the best addition to the current trio mata ,eden,oscar and now andrea

  20. Francis Lionel Duncan

    July 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm


  21. Ebenko

    July 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Come to d better club don’t do like ferguson who knows he can not make it in other club than man u born in d village grow up at d village but photocopy mourinho.

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  23. kalu john kennedy.

    July 25, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    if man.u refuse to sell rooney to chelsea,then let them kp him afterall lukaku is there willing to do the job even more than rooney,

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