The saga for the Red Devils forward continues.
Chelsea are clearly keen on making a huge move for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney this summer, with a bid for the forward having already been turned down by the Red Devils.
Not that the west London club will let that put them off as reports in the Sunday Telegraph suggest that the Blues are preparing to come straight back with an improved £40m offer.
Rooney has already handed in a transfer request at the end of last season, as confirmed by previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and it’s believed that the Scot’s ongoing presence at Old Trafford as director is adding to the 27-year-old’s discontent.
Returning boss at Stamford Bridge Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the England international to the club and is hoping to prey on comments from new man in charge at United, David Moyes, about the forward playing second fiddle to Robin Van Persie.
Mourinho is also aiming to use the significant financial clout at the Bridge to convince Rooney to make the switch, with a £200,000-a-week wage package in place for the Englishman, according to the Sunday Times.
Although Moyes and the striker are thought to have settled their differences over the phone, Rooney is still keen for a new start and Chelsea could be the ideal destination for that.
The reason the Red Devils may budge on their decision not to sell the attacker is so the Premier League champions can complete their desired moves for Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas.
The Express reports that although Moyes wants Rooney to stay, finances will need to be found if Bale and Fabregas are to be signed – thought to be around £100m for the pair – and therefore £40m from the Blues would go some way to funding that.