Mourinho is prepared to play the waiting game for the striker.
Returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the club will be patient in the pursuit of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
The Blues have already had two bids for the England international turned down, but Mourinho says the west London outfit are in no rush.
“There is no time limit,” the 50-year-old was quoted on Sky Sports.
“We have our squad of strikers. We have identified the player as one we would look to have with us.
“We are doing things legally, making the official bid directly to the club, no interviews or comments or direct relations with the player, no contact, absolutely nothing.”
United are determined not to sell Rooney and they certainly don’t want to see the striker join a league and title rival.
However, with the 27-year-old still wanting a move from the Red Devils and as yet, Chelsea the only team to make an official bid, the Premier League champions may be backed into a corner.
There are already three first team strikers at Stamford Bridge in Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Torres and it is for this reason that Mourinho is in no rush.
Feasibly even without Rooney the 2010 English champions still have a strong enough attack unit to challenge for the title, despite none of the trio having a particularly good pre-season.
Yet if the ‘Special One’ did land his man, it’s likely one of the three would make way and the most probable departure would be that of Ba.