Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/16/13
Chelsea have strenuously denied the suggestion that they offered Juan Mata or David Luiz as makeweights in the deal to sign Wayne Rooney – although the club have confirmed that they made an offer for the Manchester United player yesterday. The London club are furious at what they believe is a United briefing designed to undermine their relationship with their own players and released a statement an hour before their game in Bangkok today to deny that Mata or Luiz were offered as part of the deal - reported to be also worth an extra £10m to United. Chelsea said in a statement: "Chelsea can confirm that yesterday it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney. Although the terms of the offer are confidential, for the avoidance of doubt and contrary to what is apparently being briefed to press in Sydney, the proposed purchase price does not include the transfer or loan of any player from Chelsea to Manchester United." It is understood the bid was rejec...
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