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Chelsea Confident Over £30m Rooney But Deal Delayed Until Late August

Chelsea are confident of signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United for £30m but expect the deal to be delayed until the final days of the transfer window.

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 Wayne Rooney’s proposed move to Chelsea.


Chelsea are confident of landing Wayne Rooney for £30m but expect the deal to be delayed until the final days of the transfer window because of the Blues clash with Manchester United on August 26th, according to the Mirror.

After seeing an opening £20m bid rejected last week reports over the weekend suggested Chelsea were ready to up their offer to £40m in a bid to force United into a sale. However, the Mirror claim Roman Abramovich will sanction a new offer of just £24m this week with the view of eventually agreeing a deal worth in the region of £30m for the unsettled forward.

The newspaper suggests the Blues are confident it’s only a matter of time until Rooney moves to Stamford Bridge but are resigned to have to wait until the final few days of the transfer window because of their clash with United at Old Trafford on August 26th.

The thinking is that new boss David Moyes will refuse to sanction any move before that date as he wont want his first home game in charge to be overshadowed by the return of Rooney to Old Trafford, and they will also not want their former player to come back and haunt them so soon after leaving.

The report claims Chelsea feel the champions have no option but to sell the 27-year-old after he went public over his disillusionment at the club and they are prepared to wait to get their man.

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Do you think Rooney will end up at Chelsea or will United force him to stay? Get involved int he comments section below.



  1. Steve

    July 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Chelsea conducting their business in the press as usual. If the fat one wants to leave he’ll need to hand in a transfer request something he’s apparently reluctant to do as he wants a cut of any transfer fee. It seems that United hold all the cards with the World Cup next summer the fat one won’t have time to sulk to force through a move he needs to be playing. Stand firm United and make the fat one grovel.

    • Big D

      July 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Amen to that!!!

  2. shola olusegun

    July 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    it depend on rooney,but no hw rooney is d man for chalsea.up blues

  3. Gbenga

    July 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

    All i no is dat weather chelsea sign rooney or not d team is still strong,buh expect rooney at chelsea it may b at d late hour buh he still coming

  4. Da'Don

    July 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Na wa ooo??!!! Na weytin we (chelsea fc) see 4 rooney body? Dis dude is gonna be 28yrs by oct. So why do we (chelsea fc) have 2 send such amount on him? Rumors has it dat chelsea is preparin £40m 4 rooney? Wey players like yilzman of galatasaray’s there hopin chelsea would come 4 him? Dis guy (yilzman) is just 24-25yrs fit; played 35 matches scores 29 goals! So weytin? Why are we (chelsea fc) so keen about dis old dude 4? I hear his gonna sign a 5yr deal if chelsea’s bid if meant? Na wa ooo!!! Dude dat man u wanna try & do-away with!!!

  5. Da'Don

    July 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

    chelsea pls go 4 yilsman of galatasaray! We were told 2 he worths £20m, but I guess if we follow dem negotiate dem go less the prize but chelsea dey overlook dat guy! We are fightin 4 rooney dats not worth it? Dats how we over-look players who are gonna make us proud! Imagine chelsea paid £50m 4 toress wey don dey dull us since he came! Yilzman I bet u dis dude is gonna make us proud I tell u!!

  6. Master p

    July 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Anyone better

  7. Frank

    July 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Chelsea like wasting money, after all morihno plays a lone striker so wats d use when we have 3 already. That offer more playing time to perform

  8. Frank

    July 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Let them buy someone younger not old rooney

  9. soly kc

    July 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    am willing to join to make comment

  10. soly kc

    July 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    i wl be so hapi to c the deal work for chelsea.rooney is a team player.he cn play every for d frontline.i cn wait to have rooney at my club

    • ocan george vincent

      July 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      I wont because (read my comment below).

  11. Nelson

    July 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Roone z a funcking dud why dnt we go 4 young player isted of roney.

  12. ocan george vincent

    July 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Rooney is far too old, far too expensive, far too demanding, far too aggressive, far too fat and as a matter of fact far too red for Chelsea. I wont have the pleasure to sea him blue because he will never be blue. Rather, Yilzman is cheaper, younger, and easier to handle coz he will not disorganize our peaceful camp.

  13. rono kipsomething

    July 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    rooney to chelsea so good like tevez rooney is a fighter and that is what we need

  14. seth

    July 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    advice for our rivals, each and every one of you had your runs in the previous seasons……hahaha….guess what its our turn now and there is no going to be stopping us we are sweeping all the trophies. THE BLUES ARE BACK BUT THIS TIME VERY THICK

  15. Peter Sunday

    July 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Its pointless trying to keep an unsettled player. I think its high time Man U looks for Rooney’s replacement and let him join Chelsea.

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