Jul 30, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley heads the ball to forward Wayne Rooney as Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta (8) during the first half of the Herbalife World Football Challenge 2011 at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Chelsea Transfer Rumors: £40m Wayne Rooney Bid In the Works?

Chelsea Transfer Rumors – Manchester United have indicated that Wayne Rooney is not for sale and that David Moyes intends to make a decision on the England international’s long-term future with the club in a year. However, that is not discouraging Chelsea, who are willing to raise the stakes in their pursuit of the forward.

Chelsea are discussing what they consider would be a ‘knockout’ £40 million bid to sign Wayne Rooney. The offer would be vastly higher than their opening bid of under £25 million, which was flatly rejected by Manchester United, who insist the unsettled striker is not for sale.

However, there is an expectation at Chelsea that Rooney can be signed this summer and it is believed the 27-year-old is not only keen to quit United but move to Stamford Bridge and join up with new manager Jose Mourinho.

(via the Telegraph)

While United would like to hold onto Rooney, Moyes has made it clear that the 27-year-old forward is more of a sidekick to Robin Van Persie than a leading figure of the team.

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