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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