Wayne Rooney won't lodge transfer request

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's future at the club has been subject to a lot of speculation this summer, but all that is set to end as the striker has given up hope of an exit from the Old Trafford and won't lodge a transfer request according to reports.

Rooney was seemingly on the way out of the club this summer with Chelsea being the club most frequently linked with the player.

The Stamford Bridge outfit had seen two bids rejected by the United already and were seemingly ready to approach United with a third bid.

However, new boss Jose Mourinho wanted Rooney to force the hands of his current club before bidding for the third time.

"One way or another he has to say 'I want to leave' or 'I want to stay'," said Mourinho.

"The person that started the story has to finish the story. For the good of everyone, it is time to finish the story."

But according to the Daily Star, with United maintaining their rigid stance of not selling a player of Rooney's calibre to a direct title rival the striker seems to have realised that whatever he does he is not going to get his desired move.

Thus he has decided to not try and force his way out by handing in a transfer request to the club and is resigned to staying with United for at least another season.

This latest development all but ends Mourinho's hopes of luring Rooney to the Stamford Bridge and he is now set to focus on bringing Anzhi Makhachkala's Samuel Eto'o to London.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are being rumoured to be preparing an audacious late move to land Rooney after giving up hopes on securing the signatures of Luis Suarez from Liverpool or Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.

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