Chelsea's Rooney bid rejected
17 July 2013, 14:07
London - Manchester United have rejected a bid from English Premier
League rivals Chelsea for Wayne Rooney, British media reported on
The Daily Mail, the domestic Press Association news
agency and Sky Sports News television said that the league champions had
turned down an offer from the west London club, without quoting
Television pictures on Sky Sports News showed Rooney
arriving at the club's training ground in northwest England. The channel
added that United "immediately rejected" Chelsea's offer.
Reports said the Blues offered £10 million plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz in exchange.
27, has been at the centre of speculation about a possible move away
from Old Trafford ever since he made a transfer request just before the
departure of former boss Alex Ferguson at the end of last season.
Earlier this month, the Daily Mail claimed that Chelsea had made a £60 million offer for the striker.
boss Jose Mourinho last week stopped short of stating that he hoped to
sign the England international, saying only that he liked Rooney "very,
But new United manager David Moyes hit back this week, repeating that Rooney was not for sale.
hard to keep repeating myself but I will do - Wayne's a Manchester
United player and will remain that," he said in Bangkok, where United
are on a pre-season tour.
Rooney, however, was on Tuesday reported
to be "angry and confused" by later comments from Moyes that he would
be used as back-up to striker Robin van Persie next season.