Chelsea told Wayne Rooney not for sale by Manchester United
Jose Mourinho might have to admit defeat in his pursuit of Wayne Rooney, with Manchester United stating that the striker is not for sale at any price.
August 14th, 2013
Rooney is clearly unhappy at Old Trafford, having played second fiddle to Robin van Persie for much of last season and David Moyes’ recent comments suggested he would continue to be an understudy to the Dutchman.
However, it hasn’t stopped United from declaring their intent of keeping hold of the England striker, something that will see an unhappy Rooney play a World Cup season for the champions rather than making his wanted move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have failed with two bids for the player, the latest of which was £25m on 4 August, with Rooney expected to now hand in a formal transfer request with just a fortnight of the transfer window remaining.
Gary Neville are among those who have warned against selling Rooney to Chelsea, with the Sky pundit declaring he would “be mad to sell him”.
The Blues will now turn their attention to Samuel Eto’o and try to secure the Cameroonian for roughly £5million, with the striker having previously worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan.