If at first you fail to succeed, try, try again. That’s the motto of Chelsea in their pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. The Blues are set to test United once again, this time with a third bid for the wantaway Liverpudlian.
This is likely to be the last bid by Chelsea for Rooney since the transfer window will close soon, on September 2.
Regarding the bid for Rooney, Mourinho said:
“You try, because nobody forbids you to try. When you think that you’d like to have one player and the market is open and the official bids are not forbidden, official bids are always accepted in an ethical way. The player’s owners they can do exactly what we did in relation to David Luiz and Barcelona.”
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Chelsea to test Manchester United with third bid for Wayne Rooney — The Guardian
- Adnan Januzaj to be rewarded with five-year deal at Manchester United — Manchester Evening News
- PSG ready to thwart Arsene Wenger by offering £20m for Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye — The Mail
- Failure to progress in Champions League could dictate Arsenal’s season — The Guardian
- Oscar emerging as Chelsea’s key player says Michael Cox — ESPN FC
- Jason Puncheon set for Crystal Palace move — Croydon Guardian
- Amazon trade-in offer lets you upgrade an Xbox 360 game to Xbox One for $10 — The Verge
- Valencia decide not to sell goalkeeper Guaita to Arsenal after meeting — Superdeporte
- Arsenal’s Wilshere & Ramsey record Fener fans making a racket outside their Istanbul hotel — 101GG
- Sky and BT Sport battle: TV coverage over the decades, from Match of the Day to John Motson — The Mail
- 1863 football rule book given ‘rightful place’ alongside Magna Carta in British Library — The Independent
- Brazil 2014 tickets go on sale with demand outstripping supply in first 7 hours — Inside World Football
- Xabi Alonso suffers a metatarsal fracture and will be out for 2-3 months — Twitter
- Raul returns to the Bernabeu to play in trophy match between Al-Sadd and Real Madrid — Real Madrid
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