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Arsenal Ready To Battle Chelsea After Renewing Interest In Unsettled Rooney

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, Arsenal rejoin the hunt for Wayne Rooney.


Arsenal will battle Chelsea for the signature of Wayne Rooney after renewing their interest int he unsettled Manchester United striker, according to the Telegraph.

The report claims the Gunners showed early interest in the 27-year-old after it became clear he wanted out of Old Trafford during the first few weeks of the summer but soon turned their attention to Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

However, the north Londoners pursuit of the Uruguayan appears to have hit a dead end with Liverpool owner John W Henry insisting the striker will not be sold to Arsenal or any other club this summer. This appears to have led to Arsene Wenger turning his attention back to Rooney with the Telegraph reporting that the Frenchman is ready to go head-to-head with London rivals Chelsea for the players signature.

The Blues have already had two bids turned down by the champions for Rooney but the newspaper suggests that United may in fact prefer to sell to Arsenal as they are not regarded as a direct title-rival, and while the former Everton forward would prefer a switch to Stamford Bridge to work under Jose mourinho, it’s understood he would consider a move to the Emirates if they could strike a deal such is his desire for a fresh challenge.

Rooney sat out Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial game on Friday night and has been training alone or with the youngsters. David Moyes is trying to shield him from the senior squad as he continues to push for a move this summer, but the club have so far insisted he will not be sold.

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Would Arsenal fans welcome Rooney? Do you think he’ll end up moving or will United force him to stay? Share your views below.



  1. Liver

    August 10, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Rooney in my eyes would be a fantastic signing if arsenal got him, I would rather see Rooney than luis, and would do wonders for England, Walcott and chamberlain supplying week in week out

  2. Ekwueme Robison obinna

    August 10, 2013 at 9:48 am

    It will be great season for gunner if they sign RONEY or Suares ,add william&GUSTAVO

  3. Wayne

    August 10, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I’ve always wished one day Rooney would come, but can only hope, as man utd fear selling any players to the top 5 apart from crap players

  4. Ebunlorin

    August 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Man u wanted to ruin Rooney’s career. They knw dat seling him to ars wil nt do him gud like chelsea. Bad belle utd!

  5. amana richard

    August 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Wazza need d blues shirt to b hapi pls welcom to CFC

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  8. Sircarma

    August 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Man U can not ruin Rooney’s career because he is England number one so FA will never allow it happen

  9. lucky

    August 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Let him go to chelsea period. Arsenal get money to buy player, they are only smoking their money fr future use on 1mpounds players.

  10. Geme

    August 14, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Sign rooney please wenger.u sold that van pire sea to them who given them trophy buy roney in return so that we the gunners be happy

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