Chelsea boss Mourinho places renewed bid for Man Utd star Rooney
Jose Mourinho claims he is only interested in signing Wayne Rooney this summer. The Chelsea manager has revealed that the wantaway Old Trafford star will receive all of his attention, even though Manchester United are reluctant to sell him.
Mourinho, who is a longtime Rooney fan, has made numerous attempts at signing in the coveted England international in the past. The Portuguese tactician tried to bring Rooney to Bernabeu as well when the England international handed in his transfer request roundabout three years ago.
Sir Alex Ferguson always managed to steer the ship into the right direction, but the legendary Scotsman is no longer the manager of Manchester United. David Moyes, his replacement, is now responsible for Wayne Rooney.
Mourinho placed a bid on Rooney earlier this summer, but Manchester United immediately shot down the Portuguese’s audacious attempt. Now, the former Real Madrid manager has placed another bid on the 27-year-old striker.
Mourinho admits Chelsea are in pursuit of Rooney again, but denied reports that they were offering Juan Mata or David Luiz plus £10 million in a swap deal.
Speaking to reporters in Bangkok during Chelsea’s preseason tour of Asia, Mourinho admitted he was a Rooney fan. The former Inter Milan manager also revealed that the Chelsea board were now waiting for Manchester United’s response to their bid.
“I think that this situation is clear - nothing is a secret anymore,” Mourinho said. “The official bid is just about a certain amount of money and doesn't involve players. We want the player. We made the bid and now we have nothing more to say. Now it's up to Manchester United.
Mourinho concluded that it was basically “Rooney or bust”. The self-proclaimed “Chosen One” claims he has faith in his squad and believes it is powerful enough to help him contend for major honors next season.
Meanwhile, Rooney continues to give media the silent treatment. The English forward has refrained from coming in front of the media, probably because of orders from Manchester United.