Unhappy Old Trafford forward edges closer to Old Trafford exit.
Manchester United have told their star striker Wayne Rooney that he needs to hand in an official transfer request if he really wishes to leave the club this summer according to the Independent.
Despite recent quotes from David Moyes outlining Wayne’s position as second choice to Robin van Persie next season, United are still refusing to budge from their stance which is that the 27 year-old is not for sale.
Rooney came out and told reporters that he was angry and confused by the newly appointed United boss’ comments about him being second choice.
Yesterday, Chelsea lodged a cash only bid for the England international which was swiftly rejected, read a club statement. Yet, the BBC still claim it was £10million plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz.
If the deal is true, they are offering United a replacement, or defensive cover that they desperately need. But whatever the bid was, it was rejected.
Some twitter accounts have even speculated that a second bid for Wayne has been submitted this morning, just an improved cash sum for him but there has been no official confirmation.
United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward flew back to England yesterday, from Portugal, to work on a transfer – which is not Rooney. Fabregas and Fellaini are the two most speculated names, but it is yet to be disclosed as to whom Ed flew back for.
Arsenal are another team interested in bringing the want away striker to London, after failing to secure the signing of Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain. The London side are also assessing a move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez – who appears to be their priority – so a Rooney bid seems unlikely.