Chelsea are to bid £30m to sign Wayne Rooney according to the Daily Mirror, whilst other newspapers report on the breakdown of why the England international wants to leave Old Trafford.
Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror claim that Rooney will cost Chelsea over £30 million, and that no deal will go through before
The England international hitman is a confirmed target for the Blues, with head coach Jose Mourinho revealing last week that a bid had been made, but new Old Trafford boss David Moyes is far from keen to lose him.
However, the Sunday Times report that Rooney is set on leaving Man Utd, as he feels that he has come to a natural end to his Red Devils career, and that could prove the turning point in a transfer coming to a head.
The other major factor in Rooney’s future is departed manager Sir Alex Ferguson, whose relationship with Rooney reached critical point at the end of last season.
According to the Guardian, Rooney now fears that despite his retirement, Ferguson retains powerful influence at Old Trafford, and that his future at the club will not be made easy.
The Telegraph add that the Manchester United forward is keen to work with Jose Mourinho, whose tight knit relationship with his players is well known.
Mourinho is not always the most popular figure amongst opposition fans, but the ‘us against them’ siege mentality that he brings tends to result in a close dressing room and strong team spirit.
Rooney would certainly revel in that, but leaving Manchester United is proving particularly complicated.