The Red Devils have told Chelsea that any bids for Rooney will rejected straight away, no matter how much they offer.
Manchester United have told Chelsea that they won’t sell Wayne Rooney this summer, even if the striker hands in a formal transfer request, the Guardian reports.
This will be a huge blow to Chelsea’s hopes of signing a quality striker this summer, with the Blues expecting United to sell Rooney at some point in the summer as the strikers relationship with the club deteriorates.
It appears that the clubs owners, the Glazer family, are determined to keep hold of Rooney, even if it means keeping an unhappy player at the club.
They don’t want to be seen as weak during the clubs first season without Sir Alex Ferguson and will not bend to player power and let Rooney leave.
The striker, who was interested in a move to Chelsea, will be told by the club that he is still valued as a player and that he should think long and hard about trying to re-discover his best form before next summers World Cup.
The clubs new manager, David Moyes will be glad at the Glazers stance as he felt selling Rooney to Chelsea would make his job of regaining the Premier League title much harder.
He will now appeal to Manchester United’s fans to remember the 9 years of service Rooney has given the club and get behind the striker.