Manchester United turn down £30m Chelsea bid for Rooney

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It seems as though Chelsea’s main transfer target and the source of much speculation is not going anywhere, for the time being at least.  Wayne Rooney is believed to be unhappy with Manchester United Manager David Moyes’ handling of the transfer saga and sources believe he is close to handing in an official transfer request.  

A new offer from the Blues rumoured to be around £30 million was officially rejected once again on Monday morning, leading many to speculate whether a deal for the highly rated England international will actually materialise.  Jose Mourinho has made no attempt to hide his admiration for the striker and has said time and again that Rooney is his sole target for the transfer window, even going as far to say that it was “Rooney or bust”.

A club spokesman for United reiterated the clubs stance regarding the sale of the 27-year-old, with Moyes insisting the striker and playmaker is categorically not for sale.

Unfortunately for Moyes, many believe that he has backed himself into a corner with a number of poorly worded remarks about the striker and his future.  By saying that the England star would be surplice to requirements “if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie” surely was another screw in Rooney's United career coffin.  

Graeme Souness, Liverpool legend and sports pundit, also believes that Moyes’ mishap will cost the Manchester club, but is adamant that they will not sell him to a premier league rival. He said: “Whether it was intentional or unwise words by David Moyes, if I am Wayne Rooney I’m thinking ‘hang on, I’m the star of the show’.  He followed the comment by stating that “Manchester Unite have put themselves in very difficult situation, but I don’t think they can sell him to an English team.”

It’s certain that Wayne Rooney is unhappy and that Chelsea want him, but will his move to the West London club materialise or will this simply be another transfer tale that builds before fading away to nothing more than hot air and conjecture?  Will Rooney wear Blue next season, or just feel the Blues?  We shall see.

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