Man Utd Tell Chelsea They Are Willing To Sell Wayne Rooney
Man Utd have told Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho they are ready to sell striker Wayne Rooney to their title rivals but only once they have a replacement lined-up
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, are Manchester United ready to sell Wayne Rooney?
Manchester United have told Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho they are ready to sell striker Wayne Rooney to their title rivals but only once they have a replacement lined-up, 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.
David Moyes has been insistent all summer that Rooney would not be sold, however that stance appears to have softened with the Mirror claiming that United have now informed the Blues that they are prepared to do business, but only once they have secured a replacement.
Mourinho hinted that a third bid would be submitted for the striker after this Monday’s clash between the two clubs and the newspaper suggests it will be around the £30m mark. Whether that would be enough for United to sell remains to be seen though.
Moyes has been frustrated in his attempts to bring in any marquee names so far this summer and the Mirror claim he will only sanction the sale of the former Everton man once he has found an attacking midfielder to play in the hole behind van Persie – the position he had earmarked for Rooney – as he’s concerned about a backlash from the fans if they sold the forward before a replacement was brought in.
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