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Make up your mind, Wayne!

27 August 2013, 15:37

Manchester - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho suggested his club's pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may be at an end following the 0-0 draw between the teams on Monday.

Mourinho has had two bids for the 27-year-old rejected by United and after Rooney produced a committed display in the game at Old Trafford, the Chelsea coach admitted he may miss out on signing the England star.

"This is a special club with special fans and I think probably now he thinks he wants to stay," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"If that is his decision, we will respect that and say it is over. If now, he does not want to leave, we are out of the thing but we need to know what is happening."

Speaking to reporters later, Mourinho said he would wait only 48 hours for Rooney to make up his mind about his future and called on the striker to made a clear declaration about his desires.

"The person that starts the story has to finish the story," he said.

"A club like us, a manager like me, and the people that work in the club with me, we are not silly to try to get a player from a big club, a club that doesn't sell what they don't want to sell.

"I think it's time, for the good of everyone, to finish the story, to one side or the other side."

Asked why he had been led to believe that Rooney wanted to leave United, Mourinho replied: "He told somebody that it is very important in his career."

When asked how long he was prepared to wait, Mourinho said "24 hours, 48 hours", and warned that Chelsea would move for another player, believed to be Anzhi Makhachkala's Samuel Eto'o, if they cannot sign Rooney.

"We are going to close another (deal for a) player, if he's not coming," Mourinho said.



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