Old Trafford star wants Stamford Bridge switch.
Chelsea’s hopes of pulling off the signing of the summer have been given a huge boost as it appears that Man United striker Wayne Rooney is keen to move to Stamford Bridge according to the Daily Mirror.
The 27 year old striker issued a verbal request to leave Old Trafford towards the end of last season and then watched on as Sir Alex Ferguson was replaced by his former Everton boss David Moyes, the manager who sued the England man after some rather disparaging comments in his autobiography.
The strained relationship between the pair will not aid the chances of Man United convincing Rooney to stay at the Premier League champions and now this source claims that whilst Arsenal are interested in the striker it is Chelsea who are most likely to win the race to capture the player.
Rooney is said to be keen on the possibility of playing under Jose Mourinho and prefers the option of staying in the Premier Leageu over apparent interest from Ligue 1 big spenders PSG and Monaco and clearly Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has the funds to make an offer Man United would find hard to refuse.
Wayne Rooney is also said to be excited by the prospect of playing with Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar.
Chelsea could certainly do with fresh attacking options given that Fernando Torres is yet to get anywhere near justifying the £50m invested in his services, managing just eight goals in 36 Premier League appearances last term. Demba Ba has also failed to deliver since his January move to West London.
Rooney is Man United’s fourth highest goal-scorer of all time but has had to settle for a less advanced role in the club’s attack following the arrival of Robin Van Persie and as such a move to join a club that can offer him a striking spot is sure to be one the forward actively considers.