Stamford Bridge side ready to spend big to bring in world-class trio.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been handed a massive transfer fund injection by Blues owner Roman Abramovich and the Stamford Bridge manager has set his sights on an impressive trio he hopes will significantly improve his side’s chances of securing major honours.
CaughtOffside understands that Mourinho will put in a £45m offer for number one target Wayne Rooney, having failed with two previous offers for the Old Trafford striker.
Mourinho is desperate to bring in the 27 year old to spearhead his Chelsea attack and will look to bring in the England man sooner rather than later, despite publicly stating that he will wait until the last minute of the transfer window if he has to.
The former Real Madrid boss wants his side to hit the ground running and wants Rooney on board as early as possible, not least because the Man United man hasn’t played all that much during the pre-season period due to a break-down in his relationship with his Old Trafford employers.
Rooney has told his team-mates that he wants a move to Chelsea and it’s hard to see how the striker would force his way back into the Man United first-team set-up after seemingly burning many bridges with his attitude and comments in recent weeks, as well as his original plea to leave the club at the tail end of last term.
Mourinho will offer Rooney the chance to ply his trade in a central striking role, a position the Man United man saw taken by Robin Van Persie last term, leaving the former Everton man in a more withdrawn role.
Rooney is Man United’s fourth highest goal-scorer of all time having netted 197 goals in 401 appearances and should Mourinho successfully bring in the Premier League marksman then he will look to offload Fernando Torres.