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Jose Mourinho Delivers Ultimatum to Manchester United Over Wayne Rooney Bid; It’s Rooney Or Bust

jose mourinho Jose Mourinho Delivers Ultimatum to Manchester United Over Wayne Rooney Bid; Its Rooney Or Bust

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has delivered an ultimatum to Manchester United over his club’s bid for striker Wayne Rooney.

In a press conference in Asia today, Mourinho confirmed that the Blues made a bid for Rooney, but he said that Chelsea will not make an improved bid for Rooney. The Special One admitted the English footballer is the only transfer target that Chelsea are currently chasing. He was asked whether it was “Rooney or bust” in regards to his summer transfer plans, to which he replied “yes.”

Mourinho added that “We want the player. We made a bid and now it’s up to Manchester United.”

Mourinho also reconfirmed that no player was offered as part of the deal for Rooney.

Meanwhile, Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has canceled his travel plans to join United in Australia, and instead is flying back to the United Kingdom to conduct transfer business. That could mean that the signing of Cesc Fabregas is closer to being finalized, or it could be another Manchester United transfer signing is close to signing.


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