All of the punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking shocked at the claim from the Daily Mail who note that Wayne Rooney will consider a move to Arsenal should his dream move to Chelsea fall through.
The forward is trying to push a move to Chelsea and wants to finally leave Old Trafford and link up with Jose Mourinho who is in desperate need for a forward given he has only got Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Torres with Demba Ba edging closer to the exit door as the transfer window progresses.
So keen is Rooney to make a move from Manchester United he is willing to even join the Gunners.
United of course are understandably reluctant to sell to another English club and given they see Chelsea as their direct rivals for the Premier League title this term, they aren’t keen on negotiating.
Rooney is prepared to make a move to Arsenal who are looking to net a top class forward this season and have already seen Gonzalo Higuain seemingly make a move to Napoli while seeing big money bids for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez fail.
Now Rooney has set his heart on a move away from the Red Devils, his situation is at the point of no return and the relationship with Moyes has deteriorated even further.
Should Arsenal be willing to pay the asking price for the forward and indeed the astronomical wages Rooney is demanding, a deal could yet be in the pipeline. Given that Arsenal are willing to splurge as much as £40 million for Suarez, punters think that they may not be able to afford Rooney as well and it would have to be a case of one or the other.
Is it realistic to think that Wayne Rooney could end up at the Emirates Stadium this season? Let us know your thoughts below.
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