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Chelsea Transfer News: £30 Million Wayne Rooney Bid Rejected

Published May 24, 2014 by gossipzoo

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have rejected a near- 30 million offer from Chelsea for striker Wayne Rooney, according to The Sun.

It is now the second time the Premier League Champions have knocked back the Blues advances for the 27-year-old, having also rejected their opening bid of 24 million last month.

United continue to stand by their stance that the England international is not for sale, but Rooney could force through a move by handing in a written transfer request.

Chelsea’s latest bid was just shy of 30 million, according to the report, which is nowhere near the Red Devil’s 40 million valuation of the forward.

The Londoners don’t want to go that high for a player who turns 28 later this year, but this is unlikely to be the end of the saga with manager Jose Mourinho claiming Rooney is the club’s only transfer target this summer.

The Portuguese manager is even prepared to wait until the final day of the transfer window to get his man, which would set up a tense deadline day on September 2.

He knows a deal is unlikely to be sealed until after Chelsea meet United in the league on August 26 – a fixture that promises to be even more fiery than usual given the Blue’s on-going pursuit of Rooney.

But the so called “Special One” remains relaxed and is confident about the situation.

Rooney is expected to be named in David Moyes’ squad for tomorrow’s friendly against AIK in Stockholm, but it could be the last time we see the ex-Everton man in a United shirt.

The player believes it is in the best interests of both parties for him to be allowed to leave, and may hand in a second transfer request in three years to get his way.

The request could even be made by the end of the week, ahead of United’s clash with Sevilla for Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial on Friday.

Rooney had also been expected to feature in that game, though if he hands in a written request to leave he almost certainly won’t

A United source said:

“Wayne is still hell-bent on going this summer – he doesn’t see any way back at United.

“He has been patient so far, but he is ready to step things up now. Time is running out for him to get this situation resolved and Wayne knows it.”

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Man Utd Transfer News: Red Devils Still In Hunt For Cesc Fabregas?

Published August 8, 2013 by gossipzoo


Manchester United are still in the hunt for Cesc Fabregas with manager David Moyes claiming a move for the Barcelona midfielder is “ongoing”, according to the BBC.

United have already seen two offers for the Spain international rejected, the last of which is believed to have been a bid of 30 million plus add-ons.

Barcelona have previously warned United off Fabregas, and are reluctant to sell the 26-year-old.

However, Moyes isn’t willing to give up the fight just yet, and told a press conference in Osaka that “things are ongoing”.

United made their first move for Fabregas on July 15, and tabled an opening offer of 25 million for the former Arsenal skipper.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward then flew home from the club’s pre-season tour to negotiate the deal and soon after, the second bid was made.

Meanewhile, Moyes has confirmed Robin van Persie has recovered from a thigh injury he sustained during United’s recent friendly against Yokohame Marinos and that the Dutchman will be available for tomorrow’s encounter with Cerezo Osaka.

United are currently in Japan as part of their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia, and earlier this week crashed to their second pre-season defeat in three games after falling to a 3-2 defeat to Marinos.

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Man Utd vs Everton: Team News, Match Preview & Line-Ups

Published April 13, 2013 by gossipzoo


  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Date: Sunday 10th February
  • Kick-Off: 4pm

Team News

Manchester United once more miraculously welcome back two players deemed unfit for England duty this week, with Phil Jones and Michael Carrick both shaking off their problems to be fit, while Ashley Young is also available after a five-match absence. He has recovered from a knee injury to boost United’s wide options.

Everton manager David Moyes still has some questions marks over the fitness of midfielder Marouane Fellaini, but he is optimistic the Belgian will be available at Old Trafford. He scored the winner on the opening game of the season, but he has had a hip injury that kept him out of his own country’s international friendly in midweek.

Phil Jagielka is also expected to be involved despite missing England’s 2-1 victory against Brazil, but defenders Seamus Coleman and Tony Hibbert are both still out.

Match Preview

While their noisy neighbours struggle for form, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are currently on the way to their best Premier League season ever: United’s 62-point haul is their best ever return after 25 games so far. But the season didn’t start quite so well, with a 1-0 defeat to today’s opposition Everton at Goodison Park, and while United are above revenge – according to Sir Alex at least – they will no doubt be looking to wipe that off the board with a victory at Old Trafford against David Moyes’ men.

Moyes himself has been attracting interest from Chelsea and Man City (according to the Sunday Mirror) after an impressive season with Everton that sees them knocking on the door of Champions League qualification. He will be hoping he can emulate the result from the opening game of the season, or at least the 4-4 draw from last year – albeit without quite so much pressure.

Likely Line-Ups

Man Utd: Lindegaard; Smalling, Jones, Evans, Buttner; Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Nani; Welbeck, Hernandez.

Everton: Howard; Jagielka, distin, Heitinga, Baines; Mirallas, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini; Anichebe.

Referee: Mark Halsey

Source: The Telegraph

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