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Chelsea Transfer News: Wayne Rooney Has 48 Hours To Decide Future

Published June 20, 2014 by gossipzoo

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copyright Andrew Orchard

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has given Wayne Rooney 48 hours to decide if he wants to leave Manchester United and move to Stamford Bridge, according to the BBC.

The Blues have been chasing the striker for much of the summer and have already failed with two bids, while United continue to insist the 27-year-old is not for sale.

Speaking after his side’s 0-0 draw with United last night, a game of which saw Chelsea play with no recognised striker, Mourinho said of the Rooney situation:

“One way or another he has to say ‘I want to leave’ or ‘I want to stay’.

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

Mourinho seemed to suggest that Rooney himself was the catalyst for the on-going transfer saga, saying that the ex-Everton star “told someone very important in his career” that he wanted to leave.

It is likely that the Portuguese boss was referring to Sir Alex Ferguson, who claimed Rooney wanted to quit the club shortly before he retired as United manager.

That was back in May and, asked how much longer he was prepared to wait for the Rooney situation to come to a resolution, Mourinho replied: “Twenty-four hours, 48 hours.

“If you look at a manager like me, a club like us and the people who work at the club with me, we are not silly enough to try to get a player from a big club that doesn’t want to sell.

“We are not silly enough to try something if somebody didn’t start it.”

“After that, if he wants to leave he has to say – or if he has decided now he doesn’t want to leave any more then he has to say.”

Rooney was given a warm reception by both United and Chelsea fans during last night’s 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, with the home and away support both chanting his name.

And it remains to be seen which club he will be playing for come the closure of the transfer window a week today.

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Chelsea Transfer News: £30 Million Wayne Rooney Bid Rejected

Published May 24, 2014 by gossipzoo

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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: Wayne Rooney’s 5 Greatest Goals From His 200

Published November 20, 2013 by gossipzoo

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copyright Andrew Orchard

Last night, Wayne Rooney took his goals tally for Manchester United to the 200 mark, becoming only the fourth player in the famous club’s history to have done so.

The milestone came as the England international scored a brace in the comfortable 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League and puts him just 11 strikes behind the legendary Jack Rowley.

Rooney is also 37 goals away from equalling Dennis Law’s record as United’s second-highest goalscorer and 49 away from tying with the saintly Sir Bobby Charlton.

And Red Devils manager David Moyes believes the former Everton man can become an all-time great at the Theatre of Dreams.

With the striker still relatively young at 27, there is every possibility he will go on to break all kinds of records at Old Trafford and overtake Charlton, a feat many once thought would never be accomplished.

Of course, for that to happen, United must retain the services of a player who has been frequently linked with a move to rivals Chelsea over the course of the next few transfer windows.

And if they do, Rooney could be mentioned in the same breath as Law and Charlton.

To celebrate his accomplishments so far, here, we take a look at Wayne Rooney’s 5 Greatest Goals.

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