May 25, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; A Manchester United fan (red) cheers with Chelsea fans before the first half against Manchester City at Yankee Stadium. Manchester City won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney set to request transfer to Chelsea according to reports

It is August, still firmly transfer season in the EPL and across Europe as clubs shuffle players by the minute and rumors come by the second. We have already saw Clint Dempsey pack his bags from Tottenham and move back home to the United States to play for the Seattle Sounders of the MLS. Now a move even bigger is being reported as Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney is reported to be handing in another transfer request to push through a move to rival EPL club Chelsea.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney told David Moyes he wants to leave and is considering submitting a formal transfer request in a bid to push through a move to Chelsea, according to reports in the Guardian and theTelegraph.

Rooney was the subject of a second bid from Chelsea on Monday but United were quick to reject the offer, insisting that the start English goalscorer is not up for the transfer market.

With reports suggesting he is fearful that Sir Alex Ferguson will still play a major role in the David Moyes era at Old Trafford, it appears that Rooney wants a new slate as United prepares for life without SAF.

Rooney’s relationship with Ferguson became fractured last season, when Rooney felt that Sir Alex leaked that Rooney wanted a transfer to Bayern Munich. The rumor was something that Rooney denied and the rift has now destroyed what was once a relationship that led United, Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson to glory.

Still it appears unlikely that United is going to allow their hands to be forced and it is highly doubtful that David Moyes would allow Rooney to walk right into the hands of Jose Mourinho right as United goes about defending their 2012/13 EPL title.

This will be an ongoing development that is sure to have many twists and turns as the English papers continue to drag on what has already been a summer long saga at Old Trafford.


Tags: Chelsea David Moyes Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson Wayne Rooney

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