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Chelsea Make Second Bid for Wayne Rooney; Manchester United Say No Again

wayne rooney Chelsea Make Second Bid for Wayne Rooney; Manchester United Say No Again

UPDATED: Manchester United have turned down a second bid from Chelsea for striker Wayne Rooney. The latest bid was £25million plus add-ons, according to a report by the Press Association.

A spokesperson for Manchester United confirmed the second offer from Chelsea, commenting “”A bid was received yesterday and immediately rejected. Our position remains that he is not for sale.”

Chelsea made their first bid for Rooney in mid-July for a reported £10million plus a player.

Wayne Rooney was expected to be part of Manchester United’s squad for their friendly tomorrow in Stockholm, Sweden against AIK. However, David Moyes reports that Wayne Rooney has a shoulder injury that he suffered on Saturday, so he won’t be traveling with the team to play in the friendly.

What’s your opinion? Do you think the injury report about Rooney is legitimate, or are United trying to sit Rooney out since he may still be upset about United refusing to let him go?

Also, do you think Chelsea are toying with Manchester United by purposely trying to bid a lot lower than his value, in order to unsettle Rooney or to try to get him at a low price since the footballer is obviously upset at United? Or is £25million a reasonable value for a player who is not in his prime? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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9 Responses to Chelsea Make Second Bid for Wayne Rooney; Manchester United Say No Again

  1. Mufc77 says:

    Never going to happen and Rooney knows it which is why he hasn’t handed a transfer request. The club has all the aces here and will not sell him to a rival.

    Rooney dosnt have a choice but to get his head down and recapture his best form again especially since its a World Cup year coming up.

    If anything Rooney should feel insulted by what Chelsea are offering for his services.

  2. Dean Stell says:

    I can see a lot of reasons not to do this deal if you’re United.

    The upside is just money. They’d get the 25MM and get rid of his salary. That’s it. I guess the assumption is that they’d just reinvest that money in some other striker who will be as good. If Rooney leaves, then their other strikers are Welbeck and Chicarito. That’s not good enough considering the number of games they’ll play this year and RVP’s injury history. I’m just not sure who they buy with that money. I know there are lots of great strikers on less money than Rooney (like Michu), but there are also a lot of Darren Bents out there.

    Maybe it puts them over the top so they can “afford” CR7? That would be worth it.

    The downside if pretty big. What if Rooney gets motivated given the change of scenery and becomes a beast for Chelsea? That isn’t good at all. If he does that, it’s the sort of thing that tips the title race to Chelsea. If that happens, then that 25MM won’t seem like enough.

    • Bergkamp_10 says:

      What injury history? 129 appearances in last 3 seasons for RVP. Show me a player who has played regularly in that many games for the past 3 seasons in the Premier League?

      • Dean Stell says:

        Point taken. You’re right. He’s been healthy recently. It’s hard to know if that is a fluke or if he’s perhaps learned how to take care of his body.

  3. SF says:

    I fully understand the differences, but I would rather have Drogba to also serve as a mentor to Lukaku

  4. Paul says:

    For us, it makes sense to sell Rooney. You can’t hold the club hostage whenever you are unhappy or want to upgrade your wages.

    2) For chelsea, this move doesn’t make much sense because they have Lukaku there. ROoney doesn’t seem to want to play upfront and both Mata and Hazard offer more as CAMs. so i just dont get this bid from Chelsea.

    • Mufc77 says:

      It might make sense to sell him but not to our rivals. Rooney as a centre foreword Is deadly which us why this deal won’t happen

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