To say Chelsea fans are looking stunned here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the latest claim from the Daily Mail is a slight understatement.
The publication claim that Blues boss Jose Mourinho is willing to offer Manchester United £10 million for Wayne Rooney – plus their choice of either Juan Mata or David Luiz.
Both players have been linked with moves away from the club despite their fantastic form in the last couple of seasons – and Juan Mata is the one that shocks us most here in the tavern.
Now it seems that after missing out on not only Edinson Cavani but also Radamel Falcao and Robert Lewandowski, Jose Mourinho has set his sights on Rooney and wants the England international – who looks certain to be heading for the exit door at Old Trafford.
United do look like playing hardball with the transfer and seem to be focusing on keeping Rooney at the club no matter what the forward does, but as one of our punters quips, money plus Juan Mata is not an offer to turn down and given the club already boast Robin van Persie as their number one attacking option, it’s clear that Rooney’s nose has been put out of joint.
United for now have sent Chelsea packing but just how strong their resolve will be come August remains to be seen.
Will Chelsea return for Wayne Rooney this summer? How shocked are you that Juan Mata and David Luiz were offered to United? Let us know your thoughts below.
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