Transfer News: Chelsea To Offer Rooney £300k-A-Week In Fresh £35m Move
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to make a fresh £35million bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, Chelsea line-up new Rooney bid.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to make a fresh £35m bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to the Express.
Rooney’s future was one of the summers long-running transfer saga’s with the Blues seeing at least two bids rejected for the England ace after Mourinho announced he was his only transfer target. United stood firm and refused to do business with their title rivals and Chelsea ended up signing Willian and Samuel Eto’o from Russian outfit Anzhi.
However, the Express claim that Chelsea haven’t given up hope of luring Rooney to Stamford Bridge and are preparing a fresh £35m bid in January with the promise of a four-year deal worth £300,000-a-week to the player if he swaps Manchester for the capital.
The 28-year-old has just over 18 months left to run on his current deal at Old Trafford and talks are yet to be underway over an extension. This hesitation to tie Rooney down to a new long-term deal could leave United in a difficult situation if things aren’t sorted by the summer, so Chelsea may feel the champions could be persuaded to cash in this winter rather than risk having to sell him for much less at the end of the season.
Despite a traumatic summer, Rooney has been in excellent form of late and got himself on the scoresheet once again during United’s 3-2 comeback win over Stoke City on Saturday.
What do Chelsea fans think, would Rooney be a good signing? Do United fans think they should cash in or give him a new deal?
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