Wayne Rooney will look to move abroad if he cannot engineer a move to Chelsea this summer.
The Manchester United striker is expected to submit a formal transfer request this week in a bid to facilitate a £30m transfer to Stamford Bridge.
United who are believed to be lining up a bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini continue to dig their heels in over the Rooney matter and are maintaining their public and private stance that they simply will not sell the England star to one of their prime Barclays Premier League rivals.
Rooney and indeed Chelsea continue to believe that United and their new manager David Moyes will cave in as the 27-year-old continues to emphasise just how much he wants out of the club that has been his home for the last nine years.
If they don’t though Rooney has decided that he would rather move to an attractive club on the continent rather than continue at Old Trafford.
It is understood that Rooney is not so desperate to leave that he will simply go a...