Chelsea Prepare £30m Rooney Bid With Promise Of £240,000-A-Week, Five-Year Deal
Chelsea are ready to test Man Utd’s resolve to keep Wayne Rooney by tabling a £30m bid and plan to offer the striker a five-year deal worth £240,000-a-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 to make another bid for Rooney.
Chelsea are ready to test Manchester United’s resolve to keep Wayne Rooney by tabling an improved £30m bid and plan to offer the striker a five-year deal worth £240,000-a-week, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims the Blues saw an opening offer of just £23m plus £2.5m in add-ons rejected out-of-hand by the champions last week, but it appears Jose Mourinho is determined to get his man and is ready to go back in with an improved offer.
Mourinho has already confirmed his desire to take Rooney to west London this summer and the Mail suggest he’ll sanction a new £30m bid in the hope that will be enough to persuade United to cash in on the unsettled forward.
Rooney has become disillusioned at Old Trafford after being left “angry and confused” by comments made by new boss David Moyes when he suggested the 27-year-old was playing second fiddle to Robin van Persie.
United have so far insisted the former Everton man is not for sale but with just two years left to run on his current contract, it remains to be seen whether a £30m offer from Chelsea will change their stance.
Rooney is currently training at United’s Carrington training centre after returning home early from the clubs pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia due to a slight hamstring strain but if Moyes decides to cash in, the Mail claims Chelsea are ready to match his £240,000-a-week wages and offer him a five-year deal to make the switch to Stamford Bridge.
It’s certainly seems as though Mourinho isn’t going to give up without a fight and there will come a point when United will have to take their interest seriously. With Rooney unsettled, he’s highly unlikely to sign a new deal at United, and are the club prepared to force him to stay and run down his deal?
If so, they risk having to sell him at a cut-price rate next summer or lose him for nothing in 2015, so it would be a bold decision. Typically in these situations, the striker either gets himself a bumper new deal at his current club or he’s sold. Which is it going to be? We’ll have to wait and see.
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