Chelsea Readying £30m Wayne Rooney Bid
Chelsea are ready to make a £30m move for Wayne Rooney if the striker fails to agree terms over a contract extension at Manchester United, according to reports
With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Chelsea are ready to move for Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea are ready to make a £30m move for Wayne Rooney if the striker fails to agree terms over a contract extension at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.
Rooney has just 18 months left to run on his current contract and the Mail claim United executive chairman Ed Woodward is in contact with his agent, Paul Stretford, about setting up talks this month to discuss a new deal.
However, doubts continue to grow over whether the 28-year-old will commit his long-term future to Old Trafford – particularly after United’s disappointing season so far – and it’s believed he’s reluctant to sign a fresh deal while the clubs top-four hopes remain in the balance.
United have endured a torrid start to life under David Moyes with the defending champions currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table while they were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea City on Sunday, and there are serious question marks over whether Rooney will commit the final few years at the peak of his career to a club that appears to be on a downward spiral.
This has prompted fresh speculation that he could move at the end of the season with the Mail claiming Chelsea will be ready to table a £30m offer if no contract extension has been signed by the summer.
The Blues were strongly linked with a move for Rooney last summer with Jose Mourinho openly admitting the former Everton youngster was his No.1 target and the west Londoners saw at least one formal offer rejected. United eventually ruled out selling the striker at any price and he has returned to something like his best form this campaign, despite niggling injuries hampering his progress.
However, with question marks continuing over his long-term future, we could be set for another transfer saga this summer if an agreement isn’t reached with United over the coming weeks.
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