The Portuguese maestro will not give up on the forward.
Despite Manchester United showing an unwillingness to sell Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted the Blues will make a third bid for Wayne Rooney.
The Blues have already had two offers for the England international rejected by United but Mourinho is still hopeful of landing the 27-year-old.
“You try, because nobody forbids you to try,” the former Real Madrid coach was quoted by the Guardian.
“When you think that you’d like to have one player and the market is open and the official bids are not forbidden, official bids are always accepted in an ethical way.
“The player’s owners they can do exactly what we did in relation to David Luiz and Barcelona.”
Although the 50-year-old’s comments appear to be fairly flippant, the fact that Rooney is keen on a move away from Old Trafford means this transfer continues to remain a distinct possibility.
It’s thought the Englishman has become disillusioned with life at the Premier League champions and is unhappy playing second fiddle to last season’s top-scorer Robin Van Persie.
United are understandably wary of selling one of their best players to a direct rival, but also don’t want an unhappy player at the club.
It therefore remains a tricky position for new manager David Moyes and one that will have to be handled with care, but the message from Mourinho is clear – Chelsea will not give up.
The Portuguese boss has three first team strikers at Stamford Bridge currently in Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku, but the ‘Special One’ is keen to bolster that attack.