Found July 23, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Chelsea preparing second bid to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Chelsea are reportedly preparing another bid to sign Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney this summer. Manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge, and could offer £30M to make it happen. Manchester United rejected the Europa League winner’s initial bid, said to be £23M – citing how the 27-year old wasn’t for sale. But the Blues are expected to test United’s resolve with an improved offer, which could see United manager David Moyes sorely tempted to consider. ‘Should (Rooney) sign, it could be a good partnership, but it is the manager’s choice. I like competition and have done from the first time I came here. You have to accept that. If (Rooney) is part of our team, I will welcome him with open arms.’ – Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. Only days ago Jose Mourinho admitted the capture of Wayne Rooney was the side’...

United put Rooney in the picture

Manchester United have increased the pressure on Wayne Rooney by using his image to promote next month's friendly with AIK Solna in Stockholm. On Monday, United manager David Moyes confirmed Rooney was on track to feature in the game after responding well to treatment on the hamstring injury that forced him to fly home from the club's pre-season tour less than 24 hours after...

Manchester United’s White Pele: Wayne Rooney

This Manchester United article comes from Sports Bank guest contributor Robbie Dunne Wayne Rooney has known only one club in his adult life. He has only known one set of fans and one club manager. He arrived in Manchester as a fresh-faced youngster with the world at his feet and the expectations of a footballing nation on his shoulders, a kid from a working class family in Liverpool...

Wayne Rooney switches clubs... on a round of golf near Chelsea HQ

Chelsea last week failed with a £20m bid for the unsettled striker, who faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the new season. Rooney was sent home from Manchester United’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia with the injury - which the club said would sideline him for up to a month. But despite his fitness concerns, Rooney travelled down to the London area over...

Lukaku would welcome Roo arrival

Romelu Lukaku would welcome the competition provided by Wayne Rooney if Chelsea can persuade Manchester United to sell them the England star. After impressing on loan at West Brom last term, Belgium forward Lukaku has scored in each game of Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia, during which Jose Mourinho's bid to land Rooney has been made public. Lukaku said: "You know...

Moyes: Wayne Rooney not for sale

Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed once more that Wayne Rooney is not for sale - and said the striker is on track to make his comeback in Sweden next month. United have already turned down one bid from Chelsea for Rooney, although it is expected Jose Mourinho will be back with another long before the transfer window closes. Rooney did not do much to dampen down...

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic eyes psychological edge over Manchester United

The Old Trafford clash on August 26 comes as speculation mounts over the future of Wayne Rooney who was subject of a £25m bid from the Blues last week. And the defender who helped the club to Europa League glory last season believes the game against the champions may be pivotal in achieving a good start. "It's very important for us psychologically to start the season...

José Mourinho impressed by Romelu Lukaku as Chelsea defeat Malaysian XI

José Mourinho has been impressed by Romelu Lukaku over the early weeks of his second stint in charge of Chelsea and has suggested he would be happy to start the young Belgium striker in the first team when the Premier League campaign begins next month. Lukaku, who spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion, scoring 17 goals, followed up his match-winning penalty in last...

Man City to launch Pepe bid

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for £30million. Arsenal could revive their interest in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is stalling...
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