Chelsea and Arsenal have both had bids rejected by Manchester United for Rooney.
Manchester United will not sell Wayne Rooney to Chelsea or Arsenal and will instead agree to sell him to a club abroad, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Red Devils are now willing to sell the striker but don’t want him strengthening another Premier League rival, meaning a move to a top club in Europe is his only option if he really does want to leave Old Trafford.
David Moyes has repeatedly stated that the striker isn’t for sale but he will not will not give the England international assurances that he will be played in his favoured central striker position.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to make a second bid for Rooney, thought to be in the region of £30 million but United are desperate to send the striker abroad.
However, their aren’t many possible destinations now, with Paris St Germain having recently signed Edinson Cavani and Real Madrid focusing on trying to sign Spurs winger Gareth Bale.
Barcelona are focused on improving their defence and feel that they have enough quality in attack having recently signed Brazilian striker Neymar from Santos.
Rooney is thought to be against a move abroad and wants to move to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea but it is unlikely that United will allow that.