Chelsea Confident of Signing Man United Striker Wayne Rooney, Ready To Sell Forward To Help Fund Deal

Torres or Ba facing Stamford Bridge exit door.

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Chelsea are preparing to sell one of their strikers in order to help fund a bid for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney according to The Independent.

New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has now made his assessment of the current Chelsea squad and believes the team to be lacking in attacking options.

He has reportedly made bringing in a new striker his top summer priority. But Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, has warned Mourinho not to expect the same kind of financial backing he received when he first arrived at the club.

Chelsea officials are conscious of the new UEFA financial fair play rules and are keen to ensure they do not face any sanctions.

That means they will have to sell in order to balance the books with Mourinho reportedly having decided on selling one of Fernando Torres or Demba Ba.

Torres has endured a torrid spell at Stamford Bridge, failing to recapture his form for Liverpool that saw Chelsea shell out a British record £50 million on his signature in January 2011.

Ba arrived at the club from Newcastle just six months ago but, despite an impressive start that included a stunning volley against Manchester United in the FA Cup, he has failed to impress and looks unlikely to be considered a long-term solution to Chelsea’s attacking problems.

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