There is sensational news emerging in the Football Transfer Tavern today with The Telegraph reporting that Manchester United have rejected an improved bid from Chelsea for Wayne Rooney.
The Blues are understood to have seen a bid of around £25 million immediately dismissed by the Old Trafford club who insist that the England international still has a future in David Moyes’ side.
This latest rejection, following an earlier £20 million bid that was turned down, is unlikely to put Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho off the 27-year-old as he remains desperate to bring the unsettled striker to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The transfer impasse could see the former Everton man, who wants to move to West London as he seeks regular football, force a move by handing in another transfer request with just two years remaining on his current contract.
With the season just weeks away this could put Moyes in a tricky position but it is understood the pair are on good terms following a past fall out with Rooney reportedly angry at Sir Alex Ferguson, who still wields power at the club, rather then his former Everton boss.
Rooney is thought to have become frustrated at playing second fiddle to Dutch star Robin van Persie at Old Trafford and feels that at the peak of his playing career he should be starting every week. Mourinho has now offered the striker a chance to lead the line at Stamford Bridge and that is something that has turned his head towards a move to West London this summer.
What do you make of this news? Should United accept £30 million for the striker and how much should Chelsea offer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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