Premier League champions turn down £30 million offer for striker.
Manchester United appear to be remaining resolute in their determination to hang on to England star Wayne Rooney according to The Sun.
The striker was the subject of a second bid from United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea. Reports are suggesting the Stamford Bridge side made an offer in the region of £30 million for Rooney, though the offer was immediately rejected by the club.
Speculation regarding Rooney’s future at Old Trafford has been swirling in recent weeks after repeated reports of dressing room discontent at the club.
Rooney is reportedly furious that he is no longer considered first-choice striker at the club and feels he is being overlooked in favour of Robin Van Persie.
Rooney feels he is at the peak of his career and is unwilling to play second fiddle to anybody else.
That has prompted interest from Chelsea, with returning manager Jose Mourinho known to be a long-term admirer of the player.
Mourinho has publically admitted that Rooney is the club’s only summer transfer target, though United have insisted in no uncertain terms that Rooney is not for sale.
Should United receive a big bid for Rooney though, they could be tempted into selling the former Everton man, and use the funds to pursue the likes of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and Tottenham’s Gareth Bale.