Champions attempt to warn off Mourinho and his impending £40 million bid.
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has apparently written Chelsea a ‘terse’ letter warning them not to waste their time bidding on England man Wayne Rooney, the Mirror reports.
Woodward has the backing of United’s American owners put his feelings into a ‘Dear Roman…’ style letter that was delivered to the Capital earlier this week.
United have already rejected two bids in the region of £30 million for the 27-year-old and are now expecting to knock back a third, improved attempt.
Woodward hopes that the letter – which asks the Stamford Bridge outfit not to make any further bids, and to stop commenting on Rooney, whilst spelling out United have no intention of selling the England forward – would see an end to the summer-long transfer saga.
However, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho looks as though he shows no intent of stopping in his pursuit for Rooney by claiming hinting that a £40 million bid is on its way on Monday when the two sides meet at Old Trafford.
Mourinho also wanted to know whether United would be open to changing their stance.
“We did (bid) before and we will do later, but I think this period [ahead of Monday’s match] – from the ethical point of view – is a period when we are going to be quiet and just thinking about that game.”