Chelsea are ready to reignite their interest in striker Wayne Rooney according to reports.
The Blues had two offers for the England striker rejected in the summer and manager Jose Mourinho appeared to resign himself to the fact that Rooney will remain at Old Trafford for the long-term.
Mourinho was confident of snapping Rooney up in the summer and declared him as his only transfer target.
However, Mourinho’s efforts failed and he instead went on to sign both Willian and Samuel Eto'o.
‘The Special One’, though, has not yet given up his pursuit of the England star and remains intend on luring Rooney to Stamford Bridge.
The rumours of the England star being unhappy at United at the beginning of the campaign have now cooled, after a string of impressive displays for club and country so far this season.
However, according to reports in one Sunday paper, Chelsea look set to test the water one last time with an improved bid at the start of next year.
The 28-year-old England ace has started the season in flying form for United and that hasn't gone unnoticed at Chelsea.
Despite the improving form of Fernando Torres, Mourinho is still desperate to add another world class striker to his squad and sees Rooney as the ideal man to spearhead a double tilt at the title and Champions League.
The Blues are impressed by his Rooney’s displays thus far and according to Metro are willing to offer him a huge £300,000-a-week deal over four years to finally prise him away from United.
Rooney is out of contract at the end of next season and a new deal hasn't yet been placed on the table by United.
If a new deal is not offered in the coming months, United would eventually have to sell or risk losing him for nothing.
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