Transfer Balls – Wayne Rooney: Manchester United ease him in and out to Cheslea
TRANSFER Balls: Is Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United for Chelsea?
It’s not just some spurious, summer lull tittle-tattle; Manchester United have confirmed that the club have both received and rejected another bid from Chelsea for Wayne Rooney, rumoured to be valued somewhere around £25million (plus add-ons).
A spokesman for United told Press Association Sport:
“A bid was received yesterday and immediately rejected. Our position remains that he is not for sale.”
So, if Rooney truly does want to try his hand elsewhere next season it looks as though he’s going to have to slap his nadgers on the table and hand in yet another transfer request – which would certainly make things interesting.
We sincerely hope one of these three doolally transfer “sagas” (Rooney to Chelsea, Suarez to Arsenal, Bale to Real) materialise before September or we shall feel incredibly short-changed by this summer’s mooted madness.
In other news from today’s press:
The Daily Star says “other” United stars wants Rooney to leave.
No star names are provided to back up the headline. But the Daily Mail reports on Darren Fletcher:
I hope he stays because he has been fantastic for Manchester United and a big part of all we have achieved in the last nine, 10 years since I have been in the squad.
The Telegraph says Rooney wants out:
Doubts were growing over whether Wayne Rooney would ever play for Manchester United again after the England striker told David Moyes in person that he could see no future for himself at Old Trafford, leading to suggestions of a backlash from his furious United team-mates.
Or as the trusty Star reported on Sunday:
He’s in. He’s out. He’s shaking it all about (allegedly)…