Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we are looking forward to seeing a resolution to the transfer saga involving Manchester United star Wayne Rooney. But with no end in sight today’s Sunday Mirror are reporting that United will not sell the England international to any of their Premier League title rivals.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea have seen offers knocked back for the 27-year-old and new United boss David Moyes, who managed Rooney at Everton, has repeatedly insisted that he is not available for sale this summer.
However today’s report suggest that the Premier League champions would cash-in on Rooney, who only has two-years remaining on his current contract, if he agrees to move abroad rather than coming back to haunt United ala Robin van Persie with Arsenal.
Rooney has been left annoyed with Moyes refusal to give assurances over a starting berth for the ex-Toffees youngster while vice-chairman Ed Woodward has stated that there are no plans to offer the striker a new deal.
Jose Mourinho wants to take advantage of the situation and will make a £30m bid for Rooney as the former Real Madrid man looks to strengthen his strikeforce while Arsene Wenger may move again for the centre-forward after having his initial approach rebuffed.
Real Madrid have been linked with a summer move for the Englishman but they are currently focused on bringing Gareth Bale to Spain during the current transfer window rather than another striker.