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Chelsea To Target Lewandowski If Final £40m Rooney Bid Fails

Chelsea are ready to switch their attention to Robert Lewandowski if a final £40m bid for Wayne Rooney is rejected by Manchester United, according to the Mirror

With the summer transfer window in full swing, 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 preparing a final £40m bid for Rooney.

Robert Lewandowski

Chelsea are ready to switch their attention to Robert Lewandowski if a final £40m bid for Wayne Rooney is rejected by Manchester United, according to the Mirror.

Rooney’s future at Old Trafford has come under the spotlight after former boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that the striker had asked to leave the club towards the end of last season. Chelsea have not hidden their desire to take the 27-year-old to Stamford Bridge this summer and have already seen a £22m offer rejected by the champions last month.

The Mirror claim that Jose Mourinho is ready to test United’s resolve further and go in with a final £40m bid within the next 48 hours, with owner Roman Abramovich ready to back his manager and by offering the striker a bumper four-year contract.

Rooney has just two years left to run on his current deal at Old Trafford and he’s highly unlikely to sign an extension if he’s kept at the club against his will, so financially it would make sense to cash in as his value will decrease drastically next summer.

But selling the striker to Chelsea – a main title rival – would be regarded as suicide in United’s attempt to retain the Premier League trophy so it leave David Moyes in a tricky situation.

If United insist Rooney will not be sold this summer, the newspaper suggests that Mourinho will then turn his attention to Borussia Dortmund hitman Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker has just one year left on his contract and is prepared to run it down to force a move to Bayern Munich after Dortmund refused to sell to their bitter rivals.

Dortmund would find it difficult to turn down a sizeable bid from a foreign club as they know they’ll lose him for nothing next summer and Chelsea know that Lewandowski has his heart set on a move to the Allianz Arena but the Mirror claim they hope the promise of a huge deal may tempt him to make the move to west London.

Mourinho confirmed after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Hull that he will work until the last day of the transfer window to try and bring in another striker to his squad, but refused to be drawn on names.

“But in this moment, every striker has a club. Every striker belongs to somebody. And I don’t think it’s ethical I name players who belong to other clubs.

“If we have to make a bid, we make it in an official way. We don’t speak to players, but to clubs.

“We don’t try to influence players to behave in a certain way, as other clubs do. We behave in the correct manner and we’ll try for that until the last day of the transfer window.” Mourinho’s quoted as saying in the Mirror.

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Would Chelsea fans like to see Rooney or Lewandowski sign for the club this summer? Share your views below.

29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Femi Oladeinde

    August 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I prefer Lewandoski. He is taller ank Drogba – like

    • elube16

      August 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      I want drogba to back b4 de transfer windor close

  2. Femi Oladeinde

    August 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    He is also cheaper salary wise

  3. neuro

    August 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    pls let forget abt rooney saga and concentrates much on e man of the moment robert lewandoski. coz e guy get talent. mourinho pls be fast. thanks

  4. Sylvester Chukwu

    August 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    As far as EPL is concern Wayne Rooney is a force to reckon on. Salarywise he’s expensive but durable quality dont come that cheap, blues if you can go for Rooney. Up Chelsea

  5. kehinde samuel

    August 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    i prefer lewasdoski dan rood boy b’cos he can contess with any defender in dis world.

  6. Clem

    August 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Rooney z a fantastic player, bt am on d opnion dt jose shud let go of rooney n focus on Lawasdoski,he z a vry gud finisher. N dt z wt we ned @ d moment. D bluse or nt tin else.

  7. Alains

    August 19, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Lewandoski is d main man,Rooney is good no doubt,bt lets go 4 Lewandoski,d guy has age on his side,he’s with height,he will stand a test of time,d happy one pls take d rush 4 Lewandoski.up chelsea,blue colour is d best on earth

  8. NELSON ARCHI

    August 19, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    WE THE CHELSEA FANS ARE 100 PERCENT READY TO WELCOME ROONEY IN CHELSEA.

  9. olusola

    August 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    lewandoski is much better to chase morinho shld go for the wonder& skillful boy

  10. clef

    August 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    If moyes insist dat Rooney is goin nowere, jose shld make all his possible effort 2 land Lewa, bcos he’s also a gud striker as well. Jose act fast…d sky is BLUE

  11. onoriode

    August 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    We shouldnt plead united 4 rooney let go d guy n stand 4 d man lewandos…

  12. Djxpensive

    August 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Jose pls, let 4get abt rooney and go straight 4 lewadoski. I beg u sir

  13. liyali pascal

    August 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    we ned rooooney or robert pliz jose do fast.

  14. liyali pascal

    August 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    plz jose tell chelsea owner to give u money to give man u or dotmound rooney or robert waiting pliz…………….

  15. Si

    August 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    The whole Rooney thing is a blag just to undermine them/ him in the forthcoming game: the lemon is a far superior player
    With a striker of his quality the treble is ours

  16. Antonio

    August 20, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Lewandowski. D main man,but if we can sign d 2 supastar, dt wil b gr8. I.e Lewand n Wayne, den Demba Ba n Torres shud go 2 Napoli, dts d only way we can wil d EPL, 2 NEw STRIKA ON OUR SQUAD. den on January, we bid 4 Sneidjer

  17. anyiam emmanuel

    August 20, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Pls mourinho should try anoda bid 4 rooney

  18. charlie

    August 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Lewandowski has his heart set on joing Guardiola who hates Mourinho and Man utd cannot sell to their title rivals a player of Roo’s calibre.It’s beta we look elsewhere b4 the window closes or get stuck waitin for some unavailables!

  19. Osato

    August 20, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Lewa or rooney r gud, mourihno act first.

  20. Miko

    August 20, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Both Manchester clubs score 4 each, we dominate but only score 2 Same problem as last season, we need a goal scoring striker

  21. smile sesay

    August 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Pls Mourinho, if u miss Rooney dont miss Lewandoski, We really need one of this two.

  22. Ismail ayinde

    August 23, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Pls try to wayne rooney coz he knw abt Epl,fa,champions league nd oda title in england.i will prefer rooney dan lewandowski so u av make it faster d special one,sky is blue.

  23. roma

    August 28, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Really cool post, highly useful and professionally written..Good Career

  24. Smileson peter

    August 28, 2013 at 9:30 am

    plz Jose go 4 robert coz hez young compared 2 rooney. i du request u sir

  25. Amos

    August 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Chelsea don’t need rooney, he’s is a very good footballer but not a complete striker. If morinho is hell bent on signing a striker, let him go for a complete striker in a player like lewandoski and d like or he stick wt lukaku and torres. I think its high time Mou start building his own player and stop going an established players built by other coaches. What lukaku needs is a little of encouragement to boost his confidence. Besides, he scored 3 goals against a league champion in d closing match of last season. So i wonder what mou is into again.

  26. Sam

    August 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Is it lewi!? The goal machine…? Yea

  27. Fat bollyjay

    August 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I prefer lewandoski to rooney .. lewandoski is sharp stirker. So, mourh plx act fast

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