The Daily Mail are making things interesting for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they think that both Arsenal and Chelsea remain keen on landing Wayne Rooney, despite David Moyes’ insistence he will remain at Old Trafford.
The forward has been told in no uncertain terms that his future lies in Manchester and new manager David Moyes has made it crystal clear that he will do his utmost to get the very best out of the England international.
Despite all of this, what Rooney himself thinks is currently unclear and this has given hope to both Arsenal and Chelsea as they continue in their chase for the forward.
Arsenal have seen their move for Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain stall in recent weeks and now some doubt over the player’s’ arrival has been noted amongst the Spanish press.
An alternative to the player nicknamed Pipita is of course Rooney and Arsene Wenger has made it clear he will not baulk at the asking price of the 27-year-old.
Jose Mourinho is in much the same situation over at Stamford Bridge and as we all know money is no object for the Blues.
Having seen Radamel Falcao and potentially Edinson Cavani join the French revolution, Mourinho is casting his net further and will not give up on the former Everton hitman.